> On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 05:33:21PM -0800, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > Hi devs,
> > For focal the server team will be transitioning PHP to 7.4 over the
> > coming weeks.
> > Since version 7.0, upstream PHP has adopted a regular release cadence,
> > with one release per year. Each release is supported for 2 years, plus a
> > third year of security critical fixes. Changes from 7.3 to 7.4 are
> > modest, but the extra year of upstream support is a tangible benefit for
> > the Ubuntu LTS.
> > The language binary, php7.4, is already sync'd to universe in focal.
> > Remaining parts of the stack are in process by Debian, but are expected
> > to enter experimental/universe soon. Initial build testing shows the
> > changes that have been queued in Debian's git package repos have
> > addressed most build issues, and will simply need synced/merged.
> It's stuck in proposed due to failing autopkgtests of reverse
> dependencies, and it also depends on the icu transition. Hopefully
> icu is done soon, I guess I'd wait for this first before entangling
> another transition into it.
Thanks for the head's up, I'll keep an eye on when it migrates.
> I have added a transition tracker for php7.4.
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