F40 Change Proposal: PHP 8.3 (Self Contained)

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This is a proposed Change for Fedora Linux.
This document represents a proposed Change. As part of the Changes process, proposals are publicly announced in order to receive community feedback. This proposal will only be implemented if approved by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee.

:link: Summary

Update the PHP stack in Fedora to the latest version 8.3.x

:link: Owner

:link: Current status

First RC is planed for August 31th, GA is planed for November 23th.

:link: Detailed Description

Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 8.3.x.

Fedora has a 6 months cycle, PHP a 1 year cycle, our common practice for some years:

  • 2 Fedora cycles for each PHP minor release (exceptions below)
  • 3 Fedora cycles for latest minor (e.g. 5.6 or 7.4) to give more time before next major
  • 1 Fedora cycle for first major (e.g. 7.0 or 8.0)

Fedora 37 has PHP 8.1, Fedora 38 and 39 have PHP 8.2.

:link: Benefit to Fedora

Provides the latest PHP version to developers and system administrators.

:link: Scope

  • Proposal owners: Check Koschei status. Test with latest version to ensure compatibility. Work with upstream on bug fixing. Needed mass rebuild (C extensions) done by change owner.

  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

  • Release engineering: Ticket to be filed if required

  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

:link: Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

:link: How To Test

  • The PHP stack (extensions and libraries) are monitored by Koschei, see the Koschei PHP group
  • install and play with your web applications

:link: User Experience

Developers and system administrators will have the great benefit or running the latest PHP version.

:link: Dependencies

All php-* packages (and some *-php)

:link: Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: Drop not compatible packages.

  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No

  • Blocks product? product

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:link: Release Notes

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