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Mamba
What version of PHP are you using? Dropping PHP 5.3 support!
  • 2015/9/26 18:36

  • Mamba

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  • Posts: 11201

  • Since: 2004/4/23


PHP 7 development is going very fast forward, and the PHP 7 RC3 has been recently released for testing.

As you can see from the overview of PHP Supported Versions, couple of weeks ago, on Sept. 14, 2015, the PHP team stopped supporting PHP 5.4, not even with the security fixes. With that, both PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4 are dead, and as stated over there:

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Users of this release should upgrade as soon as possible, as they may be exposed to unpatched security vulnerabilities.

With that, I believe we have to stop supporting PHP 5.3 on XOOPS, and move on to target PHP 5.5. Most hosting companies that I am aware of, are offering already PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.6.

If there are a lot of XOOPS users still using PHP 5.4, we might support it for a little longer, but everybody should really try to move to at least PHP 5.5

Of course, in order to make this a smooth transition, we'll need help with testing of key modules, to make sure that there are no surprises.

Any comments, suggestions on this?


FYI: XOOPS 2.6.0 is being constantly tested on PHP 7, and so far it runs flawlessly!
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Dante7237
Re: What version of PHP are you using? Dropping PHP 5.3 support!
  • 2015/9/26 20:09

  • Dante7237

  • Friend of XOOPS

  • Posts: 294

  • Since: 2008/5/28


I'm currently using 5.5.29.
Forward is always the preferred direction. But it's tough to give up some of the older mods w/o replacements that are production ready.

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black_beard
Re: What version of PHP are you using? Dropping PHP 5.3 support!

I agree with this decision.
The modules that I make are all optimized for PHP 5.5.x

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