PHP 7.4 Released! kickstart-flavor-gaia:7.4-experimental is ready for testing

Today PHP7.4 was released. And we are proud to present the the freshly build kickstart-flavor container ready for download. Please test and report bugs. The stable kickstart-flavor version will be available on December 12, 2019.


The image is available on Dockerhub. It will stay side by side to the official ubuntu 18.04 packages until Ubuntu 20.04 is released on April 23, 2020.


Documentation is available in the source repository kickstart-flavor-gaia

New Features in PHP 7.4

  • Typed Properties
  • Arrow Functions
  • Limited Return Type Covariance and Argument Type Contravariance
  • Unpacking Inside Arrays
  • Numeric Literal Separator
  • Weak References
  • Allow Exceptions from __toString()
  • Opcache Preloading
  • Several Deprecations
  • Extensions Removed from the Core

See php release page for more information