PHP 7.2.0 Beta 1 Released
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.2.0 Beta 1. This release is the first beta for 7.2.0. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system. THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!PHP 7.2.0 Beta 1 builds on previous releases with:The much anticipated Sodium extensionOpcache improvementsCountable support for DOMNodeList and DOMNamedNodeMapImproved handling for invalid UTF8 in json_decode()And many bugfixes... For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file, or the UPGRADING file for a complete list of upgrading notes. These files can also be found in the release archive. For source downloads of PHP 7.2.0 Beta 1 please visit the download page, Windows sources and binaries can be found at windows.php.net/qa/. The second beta will be released on the 3rd of August. You can also read the full list of planned releases on our wiki. Thank you for helping us make PHP better.