Very exciting to see the PHP team set the date for the PHP 7.0 final (gold) release.
Thursday November 12th – 90 days from today, mark your calendars!
It will be as if millions of servers cried out as their loads were cut in half.
The first PHP 7.0 release candidate will ship August 20th, 2015 (this coming Thursday!)
All changes to PHP 7.0 now are stabilization/fixes only (feature frozen).
In 30 days, on September 14th 2015, the PHP team will start the PHP 7.1 master trunk branch as PHP 5.4 is marked “end of life”
If you need legacy code support, be sure to read my post on how to put mysql functions back into PHP 7.0