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  • #7858

    Advice please Nigel.
    Each time I go into Admin, I receive the message:

    Your web server is using PHP version 5.6.30, which is no longer maintained. You should should ask your web service provider to upgrade to a later version.

    When I use cpanel to look at server PHP version I see I have the option to select a different version, but after 5.6 my only option is 7.0. I see that you said last week on the forum:

    I have finished testing 7.0 and will confirm the next release is 7.0 compatible.

    Should I assume that it’s best to remain with ‘unmaintained’ 5.6 until I upgrade to the next release of kiwitrees?

    Ron in France
    Website: https://clan-davies.kiwitrees.net/
    kiwitrees 3.3.9; PHP 7.3.5

  • #7859

    Should I assume that it’s best to remain with ‘unmaintained’ 5.6 until I upgrade to the next release of kiwitrees?

    Yes, that would be my recommendation. My own site has been running kiwitrees 3.2.3 on PHP 7.07 for a couple of months now with no issues. I am also running more extensive tests with kiwitrees 3.2.4, hence my confidence that the next release will be fully compatible. I’m also hoping that most of the bugs related to PHP 7.1 will also be sorted for that release. But 7.1 is very new still, so I wouldn’t recommend anyone use that for a production site at this stage. It still has quite a bug list.

    There are no versions between 5.6 and 7, so that is your next step. 5.6 will be perfectly safe to use until December 2018, so no rush to change, although 7+ is expected to add a performance boost for most sites. “Not maintained” in PHP development has two levels. 5.6 is no longer receiving improvement maintenance, but is receiving the more important security maintenance.

    For anyone else reading this – NO-ONE should still be using 5.5 or lower. They are all well past PHP’s “end of life”. They get no maintenance at all, not even for security bugs. Kiwitrees will still run even on PHP 5.3, but it is NOT RECOMMENDED. The next release will not support 5.3, and soon after I will be removing some minor code used to support 5.4. I will then declare 5.6 as the absolute minimum.

    Nigel
    My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
  • #7860

    Thanks for clarification Nigel. I’ll stick with 5.6 until the next kiwitrees release.

    Ron in France
    Website: https://clan-davies.kiwitrees.net/
    kiwitrees 3.3.9; PHP 7.3.5

  • #7904

    I just asked Dreamhost and their current version is 7.0 stable. So, my reading of posts is kiwitrees will be happy at that version. Had no idea 5.6 was stale until I saw the notice.

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    MacOS: 10.15.7  (Catalina)
    Safari   14.0.3;  Firefox 9.0.2
    PHP 7.4.5 FastCGI

    Alter-Drukarsh connections... 3.3.9 <private>
    The Royals 3.3.9<royals.rbcsolutions.ca
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    The Gerrer Rebbes 3.3.9 <royals.rbcsolutions.ca/index.php?ged=rebbes>

  • #7906

    As per my comment to Ron above, kiwitrees 3.2.3 “should” be happy; but next release (3.2.4) “will” be happy. There is no risk staying on 5.6 for now.

    Nigel
    My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
  • #7909

    Okay, will wait.

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    MacOS: 10.15.7  (Catalina)
    Safari   14.0.3;  Firefox 9.0.2
    PHP 7.4.5 FastCGI

    Alter-Drukarsh connections... 3.3.9 <private>
    The Royals 3.3.9<royals.rbcsolutions.ca
    >
    The Gerrer Rebbes 3.3.9 <royals.rbcsolutions.ca/index.php?ged=rebbes>

  • #7919

    Im looking forward for next version. Im like a child for christmas 😛 Just reading about the work makes me happy!

    Will also give me more space when I can move for php7.1 (200mb left at php70 vs 10gb at php71)

    Regards,
    Jamie Jaconelli

    admin and owner of a user customized version of kiwitrees (contains 3 family trees)

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