Release Announcement for PHPUnit 5.7.0

Sebastian Bergmann edited this page Feb 8, 2017 · 3 revisions

The PHPUnit development team announces the immediate availability of PHPUnit 5.7.0. This release adds new features and fixes bugs. A detailed list of changes is available here.

Obtaining PHPUnit 5.7

We distribute a PHP Archive (PHAR) that contains everything you need in order to use PHPUnit. Simply download it from here, make it executable, and put it into your $PATH, for instance.

Alternatively, you may use Composer to download and install PHPUnit as well as its dependencies.


PHPUnit 5.7 requires PHP 5.6; using the latest version of PHP is highly recommended. The documentation has a detailed list of the PHP extensions that are required to use PHPUnit.

Looking Ahead

The goal of our release process is to deliver new features into the hands of our users every two months. The next release with new features will be PHPUnit 6.0. It is currently in development and will become stable on February 3, 2017.

PHPUnit 6 will no longer support PHP 5. There will also be quite a few, potentially breaking, changes that you can read about here.

Support for PHPUnit 5

Following our release process, PHPUnit 5.7 will receive bug fixes until February 2, 2018.

Support for PHPUnit 4.8

Following our release process, PHPUnit 4.8 will receive bug fixes until February, 3 2017.

If you use Chef, Puppet, or a similar tool to download and install a PHPUnit 4.8 PHP archive (PHAR) then please change the URL from to The URL will not be offered in the future anymore. It will continue to work for now and it will always redirect to the latest version of PHPUnit 4.8.

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