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Triple A Racing 12-15-2020 01:06 AM

XC5 - Support for PHP 8.0 & subsequent PHP 8.* releases
 
By pure chance, saw that PHP 8.0 support was on a previous 'road map' for XC4. There's no such 'road map' for XC5 (that's available online anyway) so raising the question about future support for PHP 8.0 by XC5? Here is the PHP Support Schedule for reference. The last change for XC5 in terms of PHP release support, was almost kept as a secret :D/ Only found out about it via posts by other users on this forum. These were other users that had made the switch over to PHP 7.4.* and tested things themselves, in advance, then bug fixes were applied by XC and it became usable - but still via knowledge by accident mainly, not a timely official announcement as expected. New forum format, new approach to notifications by XC? Fingers crossed then!

memoto 12-15-2020 09:34 AM

Re: XC5 - Support for PHP 8.0 & subsequent PHP 8.* releases
 
Thanks for this question!

There is no ETA on this big change yet. 5.4.2.x won't be adapted to PHP 8 for sure.

The main issue is that a lot of libs don't support PHP 8 yet. Moreover, some of them have such plans (adapting), and some of them are going to be dropped (as a result, forks have to be developed and adapted). Some of the libs are going to support only the "upper" versions like >7.3 so all the previous ones won't be compatible.

Anyway, I will always post a "New 5.N.N.N version released" with a changelog link so you can see all the included changes/fixes/improvements.

Triple A Racing 12-16-2020 07:41 AM

Re: XC5 - Support for PHP 8.0 & subsequent PHP 8.* releases
 
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Originally Posted by memoto
There is no ETA on this big change yet. 5.4.2.x won't be adapted to PHP 8 for sure

8O XC seem happy to always be very, very lax, when maintaining current technical ability and security specifications for their paying customers :roll:
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Originally Posted by memoto
The main issue is that a lot of libs don't support PHP 8 yet. Moreover, some of them have such plans (adapting), and some of them are going to be dropped (as a result, forks have to be developed and adapted). Some of the libs are going to support only the "upper" versions like >7.3 so all the previous ones won't be compatible

Good point well made, although... we have a still unresolved bug ticket, that was raised in September this year, which illustrates lots of vendor / 3rd party supplier packages used by XC5 that are hopelessly out of date and many of which have CVE-s raised against them...8O That's way beyond acceptable. So XC hiding behind 'waiting for other developers' is a huge ask / misdirection / excuse to justify NOT already being focused on ensuring XC5 fully supports PHP 8.0.
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Originally Posted by memoto
Anyway, I will always post a "New 5.N.N.N version released" with a changelog link so you can see all the included changes/fixes/improvements.

As has been stated previously, but has fallen on deaf ears, nobody wants more bumf / bling / garnish etc. What we really want, is a) XC5 to work 100% properly - consistently b) XC5 to be fully up to date (see previous) and c) The XC5 Service Area / Marketplace fiasco to be fully resolved. Then and only then should the people in charge at XC mention XC 5.N.N.N and all of its 'new features' ;-)

memoto 12-16-2020 08:36 AM

Re: XC5 - Support for PHP 8.0 & subsequent PHP 8.* releases
 
Thank you for your feedback. I've shared this with our product and engineering teams.

I'd also be happy to help look into the status of any open ticket if you can share a ticket number.

Triple A Racing 12-16-2020 05:40 PM

Re: XC5 - Support for PHP 8.0 & subsequent PHP 8.* releases
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by memoto
I'd also be happy to help look into the status of any open ticket if you can share a ticket number.

Sent further information via PM :arrow:


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