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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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I was doing work for a client last night, and I had some problems running WP on Godaddy due to PHP4.

Turns out they set the .php extension to run PHP4 by default and .php5 to run PHP5. You can change this though and make regular .php files run PHP5.

You just need to go to Settings -> File Extension and change .php to from "PHP 4.x" to "PHP 5.x":

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6775/ohmanb.png

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/5158/whygodwhy.png

Works like a charm :)
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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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zenpher wrote:I was doing work for a client last night, and I had some problems running WP on Godaddy due to PHP4.

Turns out they set the .php extension to run PHP4 by default and .php5 to run PHP5. You can change this though and make regular .php files run PHP5.

You just need to go to Settings -> File Extension and change .php to from "PHP 4.x" to "PHP 5.x":

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6775/ohmanb.png

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/5158/whygodwhy.png

Works like a charm :)
That's a bit... weird :/

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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This is good. This will make phpBB dev better without the limitations of PHP 4.x.x
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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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Callum95 wrote:
zenpher wrote:I was doing work for a client last night, and I had some problems running WP on Godaddy due to PHP4.

Turns out they set the .php extension to run PHP4 by default and .php5 to run PHP5. You can change this though and make regular .php files run PHP5.

You just need to go to Settings -> File Extension and change .php to from "PHP 4.x" to "PHP 5.x":

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6775/ohmanb.png

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/5158/whygodwhy.png

Works like a charm :)
That's a bit... weird :/

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Yea I'm not sure why they do that. They should just run PHP5 by default, and then give you the option to change to PHP4 if you ever need it.

I wonder who comes up with a policy like this.
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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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Callum95 wrote:
Marshalrusty wrote:At this point, if your host hasn't bugged you to update to PHP5 (at least once mentioned it somewhere), it's time to start shopping around for something better.

All the hosts on the Hosting page here, for example, are checked to make sure that they use the latest versions of software. This does not guarantee perfection, of course, but it at least demonstrates a basic competency.
Do the hosts on that page all use 5.3?

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Thanks for clarifying :)

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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Being brand new to the BB community I don't understand what I'm reading here.

I just updated (???) to 3.0.8 so what is 5.2 or higher in reference to?

What is meant by lazy hosts?

I don't have plans to do much with my BB, just want to provide a place where people in my industry can meet, greet, and complain. But I don't want to be in a position where the thing blows up at some point and thousands of posts disappear.

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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Hanibal wrote:Being brand new to the BB community I don't understand what I'm reading here.

I just updated (???) to 3.0.8 so what is 5.2 or higher in reference to?

What is meant by lazy hosts?

I don't have plans to do much with my BB, just want to provide a place where people in my industry can meet, greet, and complain. But I don't want to be in a position where the thing blows up at some point and thousands of posts disappear.

Thanks
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Nothing will blow up, to check your PHP version just go the ACP 'PHP info' tab

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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I know I'm going off topic here, but this is as close as I could find to a 3.1 roadmap post.
  • When is 3.1 expected to be released?
  • Have people already started building extensions using hooks?
  • Also, I also saw an area for 4.0....has the roadmap for that been released already? Are big architecture changes being planned?
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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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sooskriszta wrote:When is 3.1 expected to be released?
As always there aren't any release dates, so the usual "the day after the day before its released" is the closest thing to a release date we can give. Seeing the amount of tickets still open for 3.1 I personally don't expect it within the next couple of months.
sooskriszta wrote:Have people already started building extensions using hooks?
Yes, even for 3.0.x but thats more abusing the hook system than actual hooks. For 3.1.x I don't think any MOD author started on that as its so far away and we don't know what the core will look like (critical parts like the structure for MODs haven't been decided yet).
sooskriszta wrote:Also, I also saw an area for 4.0....has the roadmap for that been released already? Are big architecture changes being planned?
The closest thing to a roadmap for 4.0.x at this moment is the discussion forum, it will be a complete rewrite which will be build from the ground. Features can't be decided on until its clear what the core will look like. 4.0.x is far, far away (probably years).
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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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Will this be changing as a consequence of this and the fact it states:
This release marks the end of support for PHP 5.2. All users of PHP 5.2 are encouraged to upgrade to PHP 5.3.
yet the 3.1 release looks still quite far off?
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Unknown Bliss wrote:Will this be changing as a consequence of this and the fact it states:
This release marks the end of support for PHP 5.2. All users of PHP 5.2 are encouraged to upgrade to PHP 5.3.
yet the 3.1 release looks still quite far off?
At this time no.
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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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Agree with all the posts about Red Hat / CentOS 5.3 Linux...arguably the most popular enterprise version of Linux. Although PHP is updated often by Red Hat, the versioning remains the same so as to ensure backwards compatibility. i.e. the current version of php is 5.1. However, the code base is actually 5.3, etc.

As long as you don't put a mandatory version check in the software, things will be fine. Otherwise, you are going to have a whole lot of frustrated users out there....which won't bode well for reputation nor will it bode well for eventual monetization of the open source product.

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1 discontinues support for PHP < 5.2

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cruisepak wrote:As long as you don't put a mandatory version check in the software
I can't speak for the developers, but the whole point of discontinuing support for older versions of PHP means you MUST be running PHP 5.2.x or higher, which means a mandatory check needs to be put in place. ;)
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cruisepak wrote:Agree with all the posts about Red Hat / CentOS 5.3 Linux...arguably the most popular enterprise version of Linux. Although PHP is updated often by Red Hat, the versioning remains the same so as to ensure backwards compatibility. i.e. the current version of php is 5.1. However, the code base is actually 5.3, etc.
I hope you arent serious? It has a reason major version numbers exists, so they can be checked.
As long as you don't put a mandatory version check in the software, things will be fine. Otherwise, you are going to have a whole lot of frustrated users out there....
It is not our fault really, else we would still be using php1, if we cant really on version numbers ;).
which won't bode well for reputation nor will it bode well for eventual monetization of the open source product.

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