TYPO3 6.2 will live longer than PHP 5.5 but is not compatible with PHP 5.6
The title says it all:
PHP 5.5 will receive security updates until June 2016: http://php.net/supported-versions.php
TYPO3 6.2 was meant to receive security updates until October 2016:
now apparently even until beginning of 2017:
This means that if TYPO3 6.2 will not be modified to get PHP 5.6
support, then users would have to run an outdated, unsecure PHP
version for quite a while if they want to keep running the still supported TYPO3 6.2 LTS instead
of 7 or 8.
One of the things which do not work on PHP 5.6 is unserializing empty objects in the extbase 6.2 persistence layer (http://php.net/manual/de/function.unserialize.php), but http://php.net/manual/de/reflectionclass.newinstancewithoutconstructor.php can be used from PHP 5.4 on.
There might be more issues with running TYPO3 6.2 on PHP 5.6.
Updated by Markus Klein about 6 years ago
- Status changed from New to Rejected
- Target version deleted (
Who says that 6.2 does not support PHP 5.6?
We even run the tests on 5.6 automatically (eg https://travis-ci.org/TYPO3/TYPO3.CMS/builds/58773932)
So if you encounter a bug, please create clear report about the bug and how to reproduce.