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#1 2018-12-11 19:21:20

gaekwad
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From: People's Republic of Cornwall
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Request for testers: PHP 7.3 compatibility

December 2018 is a key month in PHP Land:

Textpattern will run OK on PHP 5.4.0 or later, but newer PHP is recommended for improved performance and security.

I’ve updated the Textpattern dev demo site to run PHP 7.3.0 so we can test the upcoming 4.7.2 release for compatibility. I’ve had a non-exhaustive test of Textpattern on PHP 7.3.0 and things appear to run smoothly.

If you have time, energy and inclination: it would be great to get your feedback on your experience with Textpattern on PHP 7.3.0.

What doesn’t work? Was any behaviour unexpected? Were any PHP warnings or errors shown? That kind of feedback is very useful.

All you have to do is go to the demo site landing page, get your login credentials, and use the development site links to test out the front-side and admin-side functionality.

Please reply with any issues here, or on the PHP 7.3.0 compatibility issue at GitHub.

Thank you.

Last edited by gaekwad (2018-12-11 19:23:06)

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#2 2018-12-11 20:45:25

michaelkpate
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Re: Request for testers: PHP 7.3 compatibility

Interesting. I just checked at Dreamhost and the available options are: 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2 with 7.0 being the recommended choice.

The Dreamhost PHP support page links to the PHP.Net page that lists the current status.

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#3 2018-12-11 21:03:22

gaekwad
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Re: Request for testers: PHP 7.3 compatibility

michaelkpate wrote #315539:

Interesting. I just checked at Dreamhost and the available options are: 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2 with 7.0 being the recommended choice.

At-scale web hosting providers tend to be much more small-c conservative on that front. They’ll likely have approved versions, change control, all kinds of stuff. Their focus is on stability, otherwise thousands of people will swamp the support desk and/or move elsewhere.

Me? I tweak, break, fix, optimise and fine-tune servers like it’s a sport. Nothing I use in production is running 7.3 at the moment, and I won’t use it in anger until probably 7.3.2 or so, but it’s useful to know if Textpattern works with it. So far, so good.

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#4 2018-12-11 21:38:49

jakob
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Re: Request for testers: PHP 7.3 compatibility

Cool! Nice to know. Thanks for testing that out.

MAMP doesn’t yet offer 7.3 but I’ll try it when it arrives. More often, it’s plugins that hiccup with new versions of php…


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#5 2018-12-13 11:13:05

gaekwad
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Re: Request for testers: PHP 7.3 compatibility

jakob wrote #315543:

More often, it’s plugins that hiccup with new versions of php…

Actually, yes – good point, well made. I haven’t managed to break core Textpattern on PHP 7.3, which is encouraging.

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#6 2019-03-10 13:56:32

whocarez
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From: Germany/Ukraine
Registered: 2007-10-08
Posts: 259
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Re: Request for testers: PHP 7.3 compatibility

Updated from 4.6.2 to 4.7.3 and use now on two installations PHP version: 7.3.3-1+0~20190307202445.32+jessie~1.gbp32ebb2. For now without problems.


Textpattern version: 4.7.3 (c8bb3a17e536fc1f29cece6ec336c240)
Last update: 2019-03-10 13:10:12/2019-02-25 23:22:30
Textpattern path: __TXP-ROOT/textpattern
Article URL pattern: title_id
Production status: live
Temporary directory path: __TXP-ROOT/textpattern/tmp
PHP version: 7.3.3-1+0~20190307202445.32+jessie~1.gbp32ebb2
GD Graphics Library: 2.2.5; Supported formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG, WebP.
Server timezone: Europe/Berlin
Server local time: 2019-03-10 14:49:44
Daylight Saving Time enabled?: 0
Automatically adjust Daylight Saving Time setting?: 1
Time zone (GMT offset in seconds): Europe/Kiev (7200)
MySQL: 5.5.5-10.2.22-MariaDB-10.2.22+maria~jessie-log (mariadb.org binary distribution) 
Database server time: 2019-03-10 14:49:44
Database server time offset: 0 s
Database server timezone: SYSTEM
Database session timezone: SYSTEM
Locale: de_DE.UTF-8
Site / Admin language: de / de
Web server: nginx/1.14.2
PHP server API: fpm-fcgi
RFC 2616 headers: 0
Server OS: Linux 3.16.0-042stab134.8
Admin-side theme: hiveneutral 4.7.3
Active plugins: 
	adi_gps-0.4
	aks_article-0.3.2
	aks_cache-0.3d
	aks_header-0.4.1 (modified)
	arc_twitter-4.5.0
	chh_if_data-0.10 (modified)
	com_connect-4.6.0-beta.3
	css_rating-0.1b (modified)
	dzd_counter_view-0.2 (modified)
	etc_pagination-0.5.0
	fly_excerpt-1.01 (modified)
	ied_plugin_composer-1.2.1
	jnm_no_reset_time-0.1
	klp_word_count-0.2 (modified)
	mka_simplepie-0.8.0 (modified)
	mkp_if_amp-1.0
	pap_comconnect-0.1.2
	pap_xpoll-0.2b (modified)
	rah_custom_feed-0.2
	rah_function-0.7.1 (modified)
	rah_metas-1.5 (modified)
	rah_privileges-0.1.2
	rah_replace-0.4.2
	rah_runtime-0.4
	rah_sitemap-1.2
	rah_textile_bar-0.7
	rah_time-0.1
	s2l_bio-0.3
	smd_article_stats-0.30
	smd_gallery-0.62 (modified)
	smd_lib-0.37
	smd_pagicle-0.2
	smd_query-0.50
	the_video-0.8 (modified)
	tru_tags-3.9 (modified)
	upm_pending_notify-0.1.3
	wan_pdf-0.30 (modified)
	wcz_disqus-0.0.1b (modified)
	wcz_utf8_url-0.1.6 (modified)
	wdm_update_url-0.1
	wet_haystack-0.6
	wet_peex-1.0
	wet_quicklink-0.8.2 (modified)

Pre-flight check: 
------------------------

Some Textpattern files have been modified: 
	__TXP-ROOT/textpattern/include/txp_prefs.php, 
	__TXP-ROOT/textpattern/lib/txplib_misc.php, 
	__TXP-ROOT/textpattern/lib/txplib_publish.php, 
	__TXP-ROOT/textpattern/publish.php
------------------------

Charset (default/config): utf8/utf8mb4
character_set_client: utf8mb4
character_set_connection: utf8mb4
character_set_database: utf8mb4
character_set_filesystem: binary
character_set_results: utf8mb4
character_set_server: utf8
character_set_system: utf8
character_sets_dir: /usr/share/mysql/charsets/
collation_connection: utf8mb4_general_ci
collation_database: utf8mb4_unicode_ci
collation_server: utf8_general_ci
19 database tables: OK

10 custom fields: custom_1, custom_2, custom_3, custom_4, custom_5, custom_6, custom_7, custom_8, custom_9, custom_10 (10)
p. and the second one:

bc..
Textpattern version: 4.7.3 (7c46d1f4c8ac79e62a7d5e54a9ddac53)
Last update: 2019-03-09 21:05:46/2019-02-25 23:22:30
Textpattern path: __TXP-ROOT/textpattern
Article URL pattern: title_only
Production status: live
Temporary directory path: __TXP-ROOT/textpattern/tmp
PHP version: 7.3.3-1+0~20190307202445.32+jessie~1.gbp32ebb2
GD Graphics Library: 2.2.5; Supported formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG, WebP.
Server timezone: Europe/Berlin
Server local time: 2019-03-10 14:50:40
Daylight Saving Time enabled?: 0
Automatically adjust Daylight Saving Time setting?: 1
Time zone (GMT offset in seconds): Europe/Berlin (3600)
MySQL: 5.5.5-10.2.22-MariaDB-10.2.22+maria~jessie-log (mariadb.org binary distribution) 
Database server time: 2019-03-10 14:50:40
Database server time offset: 0 s
Database server timezone: SYSTEM
Database session timezone: SYSTEM
Locale: de_DE.UTF-8
Site / Admin language: de / de
Web server: nginx/1.14.2
PHP server API: fpm-fcgi
RFC 2616 headers: 0
Server OS: Linux 3.16.0-042stab134.8
Admin-side theme: hive 4.7.3
Active plugins: 
	aks_header-0.4.1 (modified)
	com_connect-4.6.0-beta.3
	pap_comconnect-0.1.2
	rah_metas-1.5 (modified)
	rah_repeat-1.0.1
	rah_replace-0.4
	rah_runtime-0.4 (modified)
	rah_sitemap-1.2
	rah_textile_bar-0.7
	rah_time-0.1 (modified)
	smd_gallery-0.62 (modified)
	smd_if-1.0.0 (modified)
	smd_lib-0.37
	wdm_update_url-0.1
	zem_cache-0.51 (modified)

Charset (default/config): utf8/utf8mb4
character_set_client: utf8mb4
character_set_connection: utf8mb4
character_set_database: utf8mb4
character_set_filesystem: binary
character_set_results: utf8mb4
character_set_server: utf8
character_set_system: utf8
character_sets_dir: /usr/share/mysql/charsets/
collation_connection: utf8mb4_general_ci
collation_database: utf8mb4_unicode_ci
collation_server: utf8_general_ci
18 database tables: OK

10 custom fields: custom_1, custom_2, custom_3, custom_4, custom_5, custom_6, custom_7, custom_8, custom_9, custom_10 (10)

Working now on the third one, but I expect only problems with plugins ….

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#7 2019-03-10 15:21:30

Bloke
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From: Leeds, UK
Registered: 2006-01-29
Posts: 8,672
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Re: Request for testers: PHP 7.3 compatibility

whocarez wrote #316962:

Some Textpattern files have been modified

Any reason for this in the first site? Anything we can do in core or any suggestions we can make so you don’t need to hack the files?

Good to know about the 7.3 compatibility though, thanks for the report.


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#8 2019-03-10 15:34:31

whocarez
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From: Germany/Ukraine
Registered: 2007-10-08
Posts: 259
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Re: Request for testers: PHP 7.3 compatibility

That’s for my “title_id” permanent links mode … I’m to stupid and lazy to write a plugin, so I’m patching this site every time. Title before ID because of SEO – putting the keywords to the front – and ID is needed because of Google News. They want a unique article id of at least four digits, as far as I remember.
So I couldn’t use neither “id_title” nor “title_only” for this site.

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#9 2019-03-10 15:51:22

Bloke
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From: Leeds, UK
Registered: 2006-01-29
Posts: 8,672
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Re: Request for testers: PHP 7.3 compatibility

whocarez wrote #316969:

That’s for my “title_id” permanent links mode … I’m to stupid and lazy to write a plugin, so I’m patching this site every time.

Oh okay, no worries.

FWIW, we have plans to open up the permlink schemes in an upcoming version so hacking core or requiring a plugin may well be unnecessary one day.


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#10 2019-03-11 01:59:30

neptho
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Registered: 2006-02-01
Posts: 40

Re: Request for testers: PHP 7.3 compatibility

Hi.

I’d be happy to sponsor a testing area for TXP folks to play in; I have a dedicated 5420 (ancient Xeon) that I only pay about $1/day on, but I only have 10TB for each month. I might need 500MB, honestly.

If anyone core can stay within those means, I’ll be happy to set you up with a KVM (completely isolated virtual computer) with ssh and both IPv4 and IPv6 IP addresses.

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