PHP 8.0 will be released in November, but when this important new version appears, windows will not support it for unknown reasons.The company said Windows would continue to prepare bug fixes and security patches for versions PHP 7.2、7.3 and 7.4 during the life cycle. But when the latest version is released later this year, Microsoft will
On the PHP mailing list, Microsoft's PHP project manager explained Dale Hirt.
When it comes to details, he went on. The current rhythm is to fix bugs within two years from the date of release, and to fix them safely one year later. This means that PHP 7.2 will be out of support in November. PHP 7.3 will go into secure repair mode in November. PHP 7.4 will continue to have a year of bug fixes, followed by a year of security fixes. As long as it is officially supported, we are committed to maintaining development and construction. However, we will not support PHP for windows in any form in version 8.0 and later.
Microsoft didn't give a reason for the decision, but it was likely due to the number of users.