[arch-dev-public] State of PHP 8 update

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Fri Jan 8 16:11:18 UTC 2021

Just another headshup:

I'll push php7 and php-8 package to staging today. I'll create a
rebuild list for all modules. Once this is done I would move them to
[testing] and we can check the scripts we provide for PHP 8
compatibility and update their dependency for PHP 7 if needed.



On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 5:31 PM Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> as people start asking me when to expect PHP 8 packages in our repos,
> here is a quick update:
> * For those who seek adventure, I'll already have version 8 in my
> unofficial repo
> * A lot of the libraries I tested do not work with PHP 8 yet. E.g.
> Doctrine, Elastic-Search, ...
> * Software that was written for PHP 5 and was never properly ported to
> 7 will not work; e.g. FluxBB we use for our Forums
> * Updating software to work with PHP 8 is quite easy though and I
> expect way less issues than the back in the days when we transitioned
> from 5 to 7
> * A lot of developers use Arch, therefor I would like to provide PHP 8
> as soon as possible which in turn should speed up the migration or
> everybody
> * I will check if we could provide php7 packages alongside version 8
> so people can start developing for 9 but still are able to run some
> apps with 7. PHP 7 will be supported by upstream for almost 2 years:
> https://www.php.net/supported-versions.php
> I'll keep you updated.
> Greetings,
> Pierre
> --
> Pierre Schmitz, https://pierre-schmitz.com

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