bhruska's picture

What's the status of 17.0?  Looking to have the latest PHP, etc for a new site.  Your email said it was "getting close" in January... LOL.

Thanks,

Brian

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bhruska's picture

Discovered a crash in my new site that's because of PHP not being current.  I suppose if 17.0 is a ways off I can figure out how to upgrade PHP.  Any directions on how to do that?  Just concerned I'd screw it up.  Would be better to have a nice shiny new VM from you guys!  

Thanks,

Brian

Jeremy Davis's picture

One of the significant downsides of "release when ready" release schedule is there is almost no reliable way to predict when the release will actually be ready! :)

So yeah, it was "getting close" in January. But the "few little pieces" left, ended up being a fair bit bigger than anticipated. And then we hit a few other issues... Then war started in Ukraine, which put more spanners in our works (we have a couple of Ukrainian devs who help out with releases - who are obviously no longer available) and pushed things back further.

Anyway, I'm still hoping that it will be really soon, but I'm loathe to say too much more, now that I've been proved wrong so many times before...

As for PHP, v17.0 will only have PHP7.4, so if you want "current" PHP (latest is 8.1) you'll likely want to install from sury.org repo regardless. I have a half-finished tool to make is super easy to change PHP version on TurnKey, but it's still work in progress and I have no idea when I might have some spare cycles to complete it.

In the meantime, please see this post on how to upgrade PHP that I did late last year.

bhruska's picture

Sorry to hear about your Ukraine issues.  Its a messed up world right now for sure.  

Not sure why you'd want to ultimately release a new core without the latest PHP.  Obviously there's more to this than I understand, but I don't get it when you are going through all the effort to do a new release... no matter when its done.

Anyhow, I understand your challenges, and wish you the best.  

If I go through the suggested steps to upgrade PHP myself, will the automatic security updates still be handled without further changes?

Thanks for all your help.

Brian

 

Thanks,

Brian

bhruska's picture

Just wondering if you are still progressing on this update, or if its a dead issue.

Thanks,

Brian

 

Thanks,

Brian

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi Brian. There has been lots of progress, but unfortunately, not all of it has been in the right direction... So we're working on v17.1 now... For more details, please see the blog posts tagged with '17.x'.

IIRC WordPress was what you are after right? I'll try to get that into the next batch. Although as noted in the blog posts, I'm not sure when we'll have OVAs.

Brian Hruska's picture

Yes, I'm looking for the Wordpress appliance.  Main reason is to get the latest and greatest PHP version.  

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