PHP 8.2 RC1 Released With Various Fixes & Improvements
PHP 8.2 RC1 brings various bug fixes, including possible crash fixes, over the earlier alpha/beta release milestones. The PHP CLI's built-in web server has also implemented various improvements to its handling of static resources.
Earlier PHP 8.2 development builds added support for defining constants in traits, extension-specific Exceptions/Errors in the Random code, updated MIME type table for the built-in web server, reduced memory footprint of strings returned by various functions, initial support for JIT performance profiling generation for macOS Instrument, new Random extension, enabling arc4random_buf for Linux with Glibc 2.36+ for random bytes, initial support for cross-building on Windows for ARM64, allocating the JIT buffer Opcache close to the PHP .text segment to allow using direct IP-relative calls and jumps, new options for PHP Sockets, support for new Curl options, new ZipArchive methods, and other performance improvements.
More details on the PHP 8.2 Release Candidate 1 changes via PHP.net.
At least five more release candidates are expected over the weeks ahead while the PHP 8.2.0 GA release is expected around 24 November.