PHP.net team announced the availability of PHP 7.2.0 RC6 and the FINAL release candidate in this branch. GA should be available by 30 November 2017. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.
This release will be marked by some new features and improvements such as :
- The much anticipated Sodium extension
- Opcache improvements
- Countable support for DOMNodeList and DOMNamedNodeMap
- Improved handling for invalid UTF8 in json_decode()
- And many bugfixes…
Notice that there is a list of features that will be deprecated in 7.2.0, that will be removed no later than in PHP 8.0 such as __autoload, $php_errormsg, create_function() … etc.