PHP 7 RC 3 Available Now


phpThe PHP development team announced the availability of PHP 7 RC 3. The PHP users can test this version, and also report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.

As stated in the official announcement:

“PHP 7 RC 3 contains fixes for 19 reported bugs and over 100 commits with various improvements.

This release provides a noticeable new Opcache feature which makes possible to move PHP code pages into the huge memory pages. It can be enabled with opcache.huge_code_page=1 in php.ini and can bring about 2% performance gain on supported platforms. Please help us to test this feature by enabling it and providing feedback.”

PHP 7 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with the following features:

  • Enhanced performance:
  • PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
  • Consistent 64-bit suppor.
  • Fatal errors are now Exceptions.
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Combined comparison Operator (<=>)

This is the eighth pre-release of the new PHP 7 major series. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.

PHP 7 RC 3  source downloads are available on the Downloads Page.

The RC 4 will release on October 1.

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