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    Topic:   PHP version  

    This topic contains 6 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  jacoline 4 months, 2 weeks ago.

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    • #7858
      clandav
      clandav
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      Advice please Nigel.
      Each time I go into Admin, I receive the message:

      Your web server is using PHP version 5.6.30, which is no longer maintained. You should should ask your web service provider to upgrade to a later version.

      When I use cpanel to look at server PHP version I see I have the option to select a different version, but after 5.6 my only option is 7.0. I see that you said last week on the forum:

      I have finished testing 7.0 and will confirm the next release is 7.0 compatible.

      Should I assume that it’s best to remain with ‘unmaintained’ 5.6 until I upgrade to the next release of kiwitrees?

      Ron in France
      Website: http://www.clan-davies.org/webtrees/
      kiwitrees 3.3.0; PHP 7.0.18; MySQL 5.6.35 ;

      #7859
      kiwi
      kiwi
      Keymaster

      1443 posts

      Should I assume that it’s best to remain with ‘unmaintained’ 5.6 until I upgrade to the next release of kiwitrees?

      Yes, that would be my recommendation. My own site has been running kiwitrees 3.2.3 on PHP 7.07 for a couple of months now with no issues. I am also running more extensive tests with kiwitrees 3.2.4, hence my confidence that the next release will be fully compatible. I’m also hoping that most of the bugs related to PHP 7.1 will also be sorted for that release. But 7.1 is very new still, so I wouldn’t recommend anyone use that for a production site at this stage. It still has quite a bug list.

      There are no versions between 5.6 and 7, so that is your next step. 5.6 will be perfectly safe to use until December 2018, so no rush to change, although 7+ is expected to add a performance boost for most sites. “Not maintained” in PHP development has two levels. 5.6 is no longer receiving improvement maintenance, but is receiving the more important security maintenance.

      For anyone else reading this – NO-ONE should still be using 5.5 or lower. They are all well past PHP’s “end of life”. They get no maintenance at all, not even for security bugs. Kiwitrees will still run even on PHP 5.3, but it is NOT RECOMMENDED. The next release will not support 5.3, and soon after I will be removing some minor code used to support 5.4. I will then declare 5.6 as the absolute minimum.

      Nigel

      My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info

      #7860
      clandav
      clandav
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      121 posts

      Thanks for clarification Nigel. I’ll stick with 5.6 until the next kiwitrees release.

      Ron in France
      Website: http://www.clan-davies.org/webtrees/
      kiwitrees 3.3.0; PHP 7.0.18; MySQL 5.6.35 ;

      #7904
      macalter
      macalter
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      536 posts

      I just asked Dreamhost and their current version is 7.0 stable. So, my reading of posts is kiwitrees will be happy at that version. Had no idea 5.6 was stale until I saw the notice.

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      Kiwitrees:
      "A-D connections 3.3.0 (rev)"
      PHP 5.6.29 Fast CGI

      "The Royals 3.3.0.."
      PHP 7.0 Fast CGI
      mySQL server: 5.1.56
      MacOS: 10.11.6  (El Capitan)
      Browsers (mac): Safari  Version 10.1.1 (11603.2.5);  Firefox 53.0.2
      [updated: 22 May 2017]

      #7906
      kiwi
      kiwi
      Keymaster

      1443 posts

      As per my comment to Ron above, kiwitrees 3.2.3 “should” be happy; but next release (3.2.4) “will” be happy. There is no risk staying on 5.6 for now.

      Nigel

      My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info

      #7909
      macalter
      macalter
      Participant

      536 posts

      Okay, will wait.

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      Kiwitrees:
      "A-D connections 3.3.0 (rev)"
      PHP 5.6.29 Fast CGI

      "The Royals 3.3.0.."
      PHP 7.0 Fast CGI
      mySQL server: 5.1.56
      MacOS: 10.11.6  (El Capitan)
      Browsers (mac): Safari  Version 10.1.1 (11603.2.5);  Firefox 53.0.2
      [updated: 22 May 2017]

      #7919

      jacoline
      Participant

      408 posts

      Im looking forward for next version. Im like a child for christmas 😛 Just reading about the work makes me happy!

      Will also give me more space when I can move for php7.1 (200mb left at php70 vs 10gb at php71)

      Regards,
      Jamie Jaconelli

      admin and owner of:
      www.jaconelli.dk/webtrees, www.host-siden.dk/history, www.familien-johnsen.dk and danish support at www.host-siden.dk/sandbox

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