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Old 10-20-2022, 06:22 AM
 
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Cool X-Cart 5.5 Is Out! What's New?

Hello fellow X-Carters!

We are happy to announce that we just released the newest X-Cart 5.5.0.4 and that it is now built on Symfony 5.4 and uses a unique add-on system with multiple inheritance via code generation. Among other improvements in the newly released version are:

- PHP 8 support
- New API Platform with full automated documentation
- Built-in service tool for developers
- Improved backend design and navigation
- Updated free themes
- Updated more convenient Storefront Builder
- Add-on and integration improvements
- More efficient background jobs
- Improvements in catalog and order management
- Built-in Banner System and several other add-ons available out-of-the-box
- Other improvements and bug fixes

Check out the full changelog >> https://developer.x-cart.com/changelog/5.5/5.5.0.4
The new documentation is available here >> https://developer.x-cart.com/
API >> https://developer.x-cart.com/api

Feel free to discuss the changes, contact us with any questions, and make sure to stay tuned for more updates coming soon!
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Old 10-21-2022, 05:05 AM
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PHP 8 support - does this means 8.0 or 8.1 and 8.2 is covered as well?
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PHP 8 support - does this means 8.0 or 8.1 and 8.2 is covered as well?
We've not gone anywhere near X-Cart 5.5.0.* yet, but if we do, it must at least; fully support PHP 8.1.
Answer ^^ please X-Cart Team??

A quick look at the PHP Support Schedule indicates clearly, why this must be the case.
PHP 8.2 (at this point in time...) is still at Release Candidate / Not officially released status, so arguably may not (yet), be a factor.
Previously, we posted: "...XC seem happy to always be very, very lax, when maintaining current technical ability and security specifications for their paying customers..."
They need to have massively changed all of this ^^ IF X-Cart 5.5.0.* is going to be a useful, valid cart choice.
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I bet you by the time XC 5.5.x is consider usable - meaning initial bugs are fixed, 3rd party modules are compatible - PHP 8.2 will be the standard and 8.0 will be considered "should not use".
If XC 5.5.x does not support at least latest PHP 8.1.x right now I am not sure what they are doing...
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Hello fellow X-Carters!

We are happy to announce that we just released the newest X-Cart 5.5.0.4 and that it is now built on Symfony 5.4 and uses a unique add-on system with multiple inheritance via code generation. Among other improvements in the newly released version are:

- PHP 8 support
- New API Platform with full automated documentation
- Built-in service tool for developers
- Improved backend design and navigation
- Updated free themes
- Updated more convenient Storefront Builder
- Add-on and integration improvements
- More efficient background jobs
- Improvements in catalog and order management
- Built-in Banner System and several other add-ons available out-of-the-box
- Other improvements and bug fixes

Check out the full changelog >> https://developer.x-cart.com/changelog/5.5/5.5.0.4
The new documentation is available here >> https://developer.x-cart.com/
API >> https://developer.x-cart.com/api

Feel free to discuss the changes, contact us with any questions, and make sure to stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

Looks promising!
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Looks promising!
Promising - For what?
Maybe you missed some of the previous SellaLottaLabs scripted PR's and their consequential real world results?
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They need to post what version of PHP is supported. I'm not upgrading until they do that.
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They need to post what version of PHP is supported. I'm not upgrading until they do that.
They have enough time to visit and add thanks to posts praising them (see above), yet they can't answer a simple, technical question... Go figure
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Default Re: X-Cart 5.5 Is Out! What's New?

From what I can see in the packages requirements XC 5.5.0.4 should work with PHP >= 7.4.x and < 8.2.x
At least 2 packages require PHP version below 8.2 (so don't even try to install/run on PHP 8.2.x) - laminas/laminas-code and phpspec/prophecy - which at this point is understandable even if these packages are PHP 8.2.x ready. Since PHP 8.2.x is still in beta and won;t be officially out of beta until a month from now.
I would guess/suggest XC 5.5.1.x in the beginning of 2023 with PHP 8.2.x support.
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Default Re: X-Cart 5.5 Is Out! What's New?

had to install sodium php on my server manually. But the list of disabled extensions shows the REST API module which we use for linking to our internal program, so no upgrade yet. I assume this is still needed or does 5.5 have it built-in??
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