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PHP 5.6 goes obsolete
« on: August 11, 2018, 02:57:48 PM »

On 02 December 2018 the server we're operating from are shutting down PHP 5.6.
The new PHP 7.0 (7.1 - 7.2 - ....etc) would be the lowest PHP standard.

This site is tested for PHP 7.0 and should work well.

The question that remain is; what will happen with the forums?
As of August 2018 the SMF sofware is buggy.
Escpecially "Sessions" is affected. Meaning that log in/out might crash.
Also posting in forum threads is buggy as of now.

Hopefully, the SMF team will have ironed out the bugs by December.

(We're now operating on PHP 5.6 until further notice)


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Re: PHP 5.6 goes obsolete
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 04:06:28 PM »

MyBB is fairly similar to SMF, and is compatible with php 7.x. (make sure the inc/config.php reads mysqli instead of mysql if you get errors)
From my experience I think it actually has more features that allow finer control over the forum.

I believe there's a migration feature as well.

https://mybb.com/
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Re: PHP 5.6 goes obsolete
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 10:07:24 AM »

MyBB is fairly similar to SMF, and is compatible with php 7.x. (make sure the inc/config.php reads mysqli instead of mysql if you get errors)
From my experience I think it actually has more features that allow finer control over the forum.

I believe there's a migration feature as well.

https://mybb.com/


I'll have a look at it.
Seems to be a good alternative.
Thank you  :)
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Re: PHP 5.6 goes obsolete
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 08:43:40 PM »

For those who cares; we've migrated to php ver 7.1 a few days ago.
The login errors that appeared when I tried php 7.1 earlier this fall is now history.

It seems that the only feature that isn't working is the 5-star rating system.
It's not a feature that many are using anyway.
But I will ironing it out as soon as I'm able to convert the scripts involved.
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