Bug #66468

TYPO3 6.2 will live longer than PHP 5.5 but is not compatible with PHP 5.6

Added by Klaus Bitto over 6 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Must have
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
2015-04-17
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
TYPO3 Version:
6.2
PHP Version:
5.6
Tags:
Complexity:
Is Regression:
No
Sprint Focus:

Description

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:
https://typo3.org/news/article/typo3-cms-agenda-more-long-term-support/
/ http://typo3.org/fileadmin/t3org/documents/TYPO3_Release_Agenda_LTS.pdf

now apparently even until beginning of 2017:
https://forge.typo3.org/projects/typo3cms-v62/wiki/Long_Term_Support

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support, then users would have to run an outdated, unsecure PHP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.


Related issues

Related to TYPO3 Core - Bug #66473: Cannot create object implementing Serializable on PHP 5.6ClosedMathias Brodala2015-04-17

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#1

Updated by Markus Klein over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected
  • Target version deleted (next-patchlevel)

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.
Thanks

#2

Updated by Stephan GroƟberndt over 6 years ago

http://typo3.org/download/ says

PHP version    5.3.7-5.5.x

for TYPO3 CMS 6.2.

We started running tests for PHP 5.6 to see if there are problems. There are none in the tests, but unit tests in 6.2 are rather meager.

#3

Updated by Markus Klein over 6 years ago

I'll talk to the website-team to update the information on typo3.org

(We actually run 6.2 on 5.6 already)

If there are bugs, which can always be the case, please report each of them separately with a clear description, so we can tackle them.
Thanks.

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