Last week saw the official release of PHP 8.2, bringing with it features such as read-only classes, DNF types, and much more.
As you may have noticed, we've been busy preparing the Laravel framework, first-party packages, and the surrounding ecosystem to provide support for this exciting new release of PHP.
If you want to use PHP 8.2 with your Laravel project, you should update your dependencies to use the latest versions of the framework as well as the latest versions of all first-party packages such as Cashier, Passport, Scout, etc.
Of course, you should also ensure you update any third-party packages accordingly.
If you use Forge to provision servers and deploy your applications, you may now select PHP 8.2 when creating a server.
You may also install PHP 8.2 on existing servers from the "PHP" tab of your server's management dashboard.
We have also updated Vapor to provide PHP 8.2 support for our native and Docker runtimes. To update your native runtime to PHP 8.2, set the
runtime option of your application's
vapor.yml file to
php-8.2:al2 and redeploy your application.
If you are using the Docker runtime, you may update the base image in your Dockerfile to
laravelphp/vapor:php82 and redeploy your application.
If you use Envoyer to manage your application's deployments, you may now select PHP 8.2 from your server's settings.
At Laravel, we're committed to providing you with the most robust, modern, and developer-friendly PHP experience. We hope you're as eager as we are to get started with PHP 8.2. With these updates to the ecosystem, it really couldn't be simpler!