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Does 7.6.2 support php 71? #261884 12/12/2018 3:17 AM
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FreeBSD is EOL for php 5.6 at the end of this year. Is the new version of UbbThreads compatible with php 7.1? I'm going to be forced to update pretty soon.


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Re: Does 7.6.2 support php 71? [Re: Baldeagle] #261885 12/12/2018 3:23 AM
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CURRENT RELEASE:
UBB.threads 7.6.2 supports PHP 5.4, PHP 5.5, PHP 5.6.
SOURCE: https://www.ubbcentral.com/doc_install.php

UPCOMING RELEASE:
UBB.threads 7.7.0 Will have support for at least PHP 7.0 and PHP 7.1.
SOURCE: https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/u...hreads-7-7-0-progress-reports#Post261734


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Re: Does 7.6.2 support php 71? [Re: Baldeagle] #261886 12/12/2018 3:35 AM
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OK. thanks.


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Re: Does 7.6.2 support php 71? [Re: Baldeagle] #261918 12/16/2018 6:20 AM
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Time is running out. My provider is going to kill php 4.x and 5.x. It will be shut down in first months of 2019.
Php 7.1 have a short deadline too. Most of them run php7.2 and php7.3 is just released.


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Re: Does 7.6.2 support php 71? [Re: Baldeagle] #261919 12/16/2018 3:15 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that your provider is planning to remove basic compatibility with older software, but at this time we do not officially support PHP7 in any form.

The Beta Group at UBBDev has access to the v7.7.0 beta build which has compatibility for PHP7/7.1, but it is still being worked on; PHP7 support is a huge undertaking with such an old code base. When PHP7 compatibility is released in v7.7.0 it will only support PHP7 and PHP7.1 at this time, as there are major changes in PHP7.2 that will need to be further addressed.

All users can follow the progress reports for new development in the UBBDev Official UBB.threads Announcements forum, while the Beta group can access the Official UBB.threads Development forum.


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Re: Does 7.6.2 support php 71? [Re: Baldeagle] #261929 12/17/2018 7:29 AM
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I follow the progress thread for sure. Nearly all big european providers remove php4.x, php5.x, mysql 3.x and mysql 4.x from the systems. They say that no more security fixes will released for this versions and they will made it easy to maintain the actual versions. All of this versions are end of life. Sad but true. I maintain some customer websites and some of them have removed php5.x at end of october 2018 with a short announce of 1 month. The provider of my forum just announce the removal but doesnt give me a final date right now. He say just at the beginning of 2019.

I knew lot of websites running older scripts. It work and no one have an idea whats happend in 2019 to him. This would be a huge cry if you someday expect an error message on your page because your provider raised to php7.x. Next thing is a customer call who say: fix this right now, 1 hour left ...

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Re: Does 7.6.2 support php 71? [Re: Baldeagle] #261931 12/17/2018 1:59 PM
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The problem is that php7 completely changes the way you access databases. So any software that accesses databases has to be extensively modified to adapt to the new way of doing things. That's a non-trivial change. If hosting companies are forcing you onto php7 and it breaks software, you're only recourse is to wait until the developers update their code. Some software will never be fixed, and you'll have to find new software that performs the functions you need. Either that or you have to update the code yourself. I'm surprised hosting companies are so rigid about this.

I don't have this problem, because I manage our server, so I can use whatever version I need to until things are updated. I'm already running 7.2 on two servers. The web server will just have to wait until UBB version 7. is released.


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Re: Does 7.6.2 support php 71? [Re: Baldeagle] #261932 12/17/2018 2:13 PM
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For UBBT 7.7.0, a new MySQLi database connection library has been written. That's no longer one of the main issues with bringing UBBT to compatiblity with PHP 7.x.

The remaining issue is that with PHP 7 comes all sorts of new programing stricktness. Early versions of UBB.threads (since 7.5.6, iirc) applied minor patches to make it compatable with PHP 5. Nothing was really rewritten to optimize the code or do anything more with it than make it work with PHP 5. PHP 7 doesn't play those games. lol

The main version bump from UBB.threads7 series 6 (v7.6.x) to series 7 (v7.7.0) is due to the large amount if code rewrite to get your current forums working correctly with PHP 7 and MySQLi.

Because if this rewrite, you will instantly see a performance boost that will be like night and day. I've been running it in my large forums for the past 2 months as a "burn in period" to track down bugs before releasing it to you guys. It looks good and it's solid. Except we are just compatable with PHP 7.0 and PHP 7.1 at the moment. There are some major changes within PHP 7.2+ which have been a learning curve for me to take on with my limited schedule this winter. But the code is good and solid.

The official statement is: I'd like to get this to you as soon as possible. That's my goal and its what I'm working on right now.

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Re: Does 7.6.2 support php 71? [Re: Baldeagle] #261982 01/02/2019 6:00 PM
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Any news on progress? It appears that the last entry updating progress was in October. FreeBSD has now officially deprecated php56.


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Re: Does 7.6.2 support php 71? [Re: Baldeagle] #261983 01/02/2019 7:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Baldeagle
Any news on progress? It appears that the last entry updating progress was in October. FreeBSD has now officially deprecated php56.

But you're replying to a posting that was posted two weeks ago which gives a progress report... No ETA is currently ready to be issued, as previously stated over other threads; "we're working on it".

We cannot be held responsible for your web host removing basic PHP5 capability, but that's their right on shared hosting servers; having a VPS or Dedicated option gives you control over versions available to your server. Updating the UBB.threads system for PHP7 capability is a gigantic undertaking, this is PHP4 code that's been ported up several times.


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