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Geeklog's Next Release and the PHP Version Requirement

  • Wednesday, August 17 2016 @ 10:42 am EDT
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As we get ready for the next version of Geeklog (either version 2.1.2 or 2.2.0) support for PHP 7 is being discussed. The current version of Geeklog (2.1.1) requires at least PHP 5.2.0. The code for the next version of Geeklog and the core plugins supports PHP 7.0.x but Pear and a few other 3rd party libraries included with Geeklog do not. To upgrade these libraries so they support PHP 7 we must raise the minimum PHP version required to run Geeklog to 5.6.x.

A poll has been created so we can find out from the community what PHP version they are currently using and what version they can upgrade too. This will help us decide better what the new minimum version well be and how important PHP 7 is to the community.

To give you an ideal on the state of the development of PHP itself, support for PHP version 5.3.x and 5.4.x has been out of development for a while now and PHP 5.5.x is currently only receiving security fixes to the end of the year. Support for PHP version 5.6.x will continue to receive fixes until the end of 2018.

To help us decide what version of PHP should be a requirement for Geeklog please participate in our poll:

This poll is closed for voting.
PHP Support for the next version of Geeklog

1/3: Which PHP version are you on?

PHP 5.2.x 5.77%
PHP 5.3.x 9.62%
PHP 5.4.x 15.38%
PHP 5.5.x 9.62%
PHP 5.6.x 23.08%
PHP 7.0.x 34.62%
Don't know / other 1.92%