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#261654 09/12/2018 9:22 PM
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My hosting provider upgraded to PHP 7.2 today which broke UBB 7.6.1.1. Is there a release coming that will support it? I could not find it in changelog but thought I remember talk about it.

I was able to downgrade to 5.6 but being forced to upgrade by end of year.


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Geoff #261655 09/12/2018 9:32 PM
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We do not have a PHP7 compatible build currently available; several key portions of coding has to be completely rewritten to reach that point.

If you're stuck in a situation where your host updates PHP you can instruct Apache to use an older installed build by inserting one of the following in your .htaccess in your webroot:
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# Use PHP56 Single php.ini as default - all subdirectories will use ~/public_html/php.ini
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php56s .php
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# Use PHP56 php.ini as default - all subdirectories will use their root php.ini
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php56 .php


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Geoff #261659 09/17/2018 4:37 AM
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I'm also in this situation at the moment.

My host is very security-savvy and top of the line, and they're completely dropping PHP5.6 support around October this year.

Any chance or estimation when (basic) PHP7.0+ support is coming to UBB.Threads?

For my website, it was enough to simply move all database connections to MySQLi and the rest of the code was compatible. However, I understand UBB.Threads is significantly more complicated.

Yet, I can't really blame the host for dropping end-of-life software that isn't being patched anymore, in today's world where security is highly prioritized over features.

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Originally Posted by Slaz
Yet, I can't really blame the host for dropping end-of-life software that isn't being patched anymore, in today's world where security is highly prioritized over features.

PHP 5.6 is officially supported until 31 December 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP#Release_history

PHP 5.6 received a security patch just 5 days ago, September 13, 2018
http://php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.6.38

Progress on UBB.threads support for PHP7 is definitely a work in progress.
As you're probably already aware, the current core software development, announcements and general how-to guides posted here, are being done by just one person, myself. Lots of support and additional code resources are being provided to me from Gizmo.

As I've written in the ShoutChat box last week, "It's really hard to make a plan for a release, because there isn't a team of developers available 40 hours a week. Sometimes we will have a lot of time to contribute and sometimes we'll have a really busy week."

7.6.2 is being released later today, in hopes of completing that round, and joining the battle for php7 once again thumbsup


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isaac #261662 09/17/2018 5:15 AM
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Originally Posted by isaac
Originally Posted by Slaz
Yet, I can't really blame the host for dropping end-of-life software that isn't being patched anymore, in today's world where security is highly prioritized over features.
Progress on UBB.threads support for PHP7 is definitely a work in progress.
As you're probably already aware, the current core software development, announcements and general how-to guides posted here, are being done by just one person, myself. Lots of support and additional code resources are being provided to me from Gizmo.

As I've written in the ShoutChat box last week, "It's really hard to make a plan for a release, because there isn't a team of developers available 40 hours a week. Sometimes we will have a lot of time to contribute and sometimes we'll have a really busy week."

7.6.2 is being released later today, in hopes of completing that round, and joining the battle for php7 once again thumbsup
Thanks, really appreciate the continued development and dedication to this software! I'll contact my host soon and see if we'll manage something with either longer support for 5.6 or to let it run 'silent' in the back. thumbsup

Last edited by Slaz; 09/17/2018 5:15 AM.

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