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php 7.1 going away soon

Started by a10, September 08, 2019, 08:58:41 AM

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landyvlad

Quote from: Pogo Stick on December 09, 2019, 11:44:54 AM
I'm running SMF 2.0.15 (with no mods) on PHP 7.1, but in mid-January my ISP is removing PHP 7.1 support.

Why are they doing that?
I'm running my 2.0.15 forum on 5.6 and my ISP will allow me to set it to any version of PHP I want 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 etc.
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fungolfer

My ISP doesn't support any PHP version below 7.2 since Dec. 1.  I really hope 2.0.16 is coming soon. I'm not having any trouble so far (using 7.2 atm) but the error logs get bigger and bigger after each login.

a10

Quote from: landyvlad on December 18, 2019, 12:08:15 AM
my ISP will allow me to set it to any version of PHP I want 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 etc.

Hosters chosing to only offer current\ supported \ secure \ updated software are doing the right thing 100% imo, f.ex. in context of the ongoing extreme amounts of online criminal activity. Am hoping SMF will keep up with the changing times.
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SpacePhoenix

Chances are that for hosts, what versions they support is going to be down to costs. if it ends up costing them too much to deal with older versions of PHP then chances are they'll axe them

a10

Am looking upon the old php's like win95, xt, vista, 7, still working fine for many tasks, but definitely nothing one would chose to base one's future upon.
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a10

2.0.19, php 7.4.26, MariaDB 10.3.32. Mods: Contact Page, Like Posts, Responsive Curve, Search Focus Dropdown, Add Join Date to Post.

vbgamer45

Quote from: fungolfer on December 18, 2019, 02:51:39 AM
My ISP doesn't support any PHP version below 7.2 since Dec. 1.  I really hope 2.0.16 is coming soon. I'm not having any trouble so far (using 7.2 atm) but the error logs get bigger and bigger after each login.
You can turn off smf error logging for now under settings. Just rememer to reenable it.
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fungolfer

Yeah I know. :)
Did that before and will do that again now. It was just a reply to Landyvlad so he can see that many ISP don't support older versions of PHP anymore.

landyvlad

Cheers :)


For me (and I don't mean my SMF stuff) this is very important:
Quote from: a10 on December 18, 2019, 02:48:07 PM
Am looking upon the old php's like win95, xt, vista, 7, still working fine for many tasks, but definitely nothing one would chose to base one's future upon.

Yes indeed.

My (side) business website was built on a platform (PHP_Directory) that is no longer maintained by the author, and is only compatible up to PHP 5.6.  Any upgrade to 7.x will stop it from working, something that I cannot have happen.

So I am now nearly finished the process of having the site redone on a much more extensively used platform, which caters for PHP upgrades indefinitely.  (There were also other reasons for the change, but the PHP issue certainly was the most critical)
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m4z

Quote from: efk on December 07, 2019, 06:45:40 PM
I might be from help for testing.

I also have plans for (automated) testing and am currently experimenting with this a bit. Sadly, my setup is only on my home PC, because I don't have a VPS big enough to handle the requirements.

Feel free to throw me a PM though.
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To those who were worried about php 7.1 going away: SMF 2.0.16 Released.

a10

Months passing by, was beginning to doubt, was it time to, sadly, look into a new forum platform, but hey, sudden surprise and relief! The best available software imo has been revived. Great job.

Seeing the amount of improvements, changes and work, am understanding why it took, and needed, time.

Now, can only imagine the hours and long nights gone into this, they deserve all the support they can get > evaluate a charter membership, feels good at the giving end, does good at the receiving end :O)
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petewadey

I'm running 2.0.17 and when I switch from php 5.6 to 7+ I loose functionality. ie, when I try to access the security and moderation pages, I get a white, "This page isn't working" page.
Any ideas why?

m4z

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petewadey

Lots. Do you think that could be causing the problem?

m4z

Since SMF 2.0.17 supports PHP7.2+, and many mods don't, that's very likely.
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@rjen

Off course that is possible: the SMF code may be updated to support php 7, but every mod adds code: that code is not updated by SMF, so a simple mod with non-compliant code can stop your forum from functioning on a PHP version that SMF supports but the mod code does not...
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petewadey

So starting with the most likely ones first, I need to uninstall them one at a time and try 7+.
Thanks for your reply

Illori

also next time you would be best to open your own topic for your issue.

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