Hi, internals folks!
PHP 8.1 will have its first release candidate next week, which also
means we will create a dedicated Git branch and the bugfix workflow will
As with previous releases, we will tag RC1 on Tuesday (31 Aug) prior to
its official release on Thursday (2 Sep). We will also create the
PHP-8.1 branch on Tuesday, prior to tagging the RC.
I will work with Patrick and Joe to cut the branch and tag the RC around
8:30am America/Chicago time.