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On November 12th 2015, the PHP group published the seventh release candidate of the upcoming new major branch, PHP 7 :

PHP 7.0.0 RC 7 contains fixes for 17 reported bugs.
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This release candidate is unplanned and ships instead of the announced RTM for the reasons of yet additional quality improvement. If no major issues appear within the usual two-week test period, the 7.0.0 general availability (GA) release will be brought out. You can also read the full list of planned releases on our wiki.

Packages of PHP 7.0-RC7 are now available for Debian 8 “Jessie” on amd64 and i386 architectures.

Disclaimer : THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW (from a PHP upstream and from a Dotdeb/Debian packaging perspectives) – DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

  • Don’t upgrade any staging/production/critical environments yet, and use these RC packages at your own risk!
  • Make sure that you understand the PHP/Debian/Dotdeb changes and that you don’t need any of the missing features/packages
  • Your feedbacks are always welcome. Just make sure they are useful.

These packages have been published on the main repository for Jessie. So to test PHP 7.0-RC7 , just follow the instructions.

And as usual, feel free to show your support

4 Responses to “PHP 7.0-RC7 for Jessie”

  1. Karl

    Wow, this is great. I guess with the way things are going you’re looking to have php7.0 in stretch?
    Looking forward to speeding up our websites. Thank you for your work!

  2. Tim

    Not sure, if this is a bug with your packages or I made a mistake.
    I got the following warning:

    PHP Warning: Module ‘json’ already loaded in Unknown on line 0

    The only file I found which include the module is /etc/php/7.0/fpm/conf.d/20-json.ini.

  3. Luke

    Great package. I have only one problem. How do you enable BZip2 extension? I tried everything including running: pecl install but I got the following message:
    This package is not maintained anymore and has been superseded. Package has moved to channel http://php.net/bzip2, package ext/bz2.
    Then I tried building it from source to no avail. PHP says it should be part of the PHP7 core package but it’s apparently missing.
    TIA