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Microsoft Announces that it will drop official support of PHP on Windows


Dec 7, 2017
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Dale Hirt, the project manager for PHP inside Microsoft, You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. that Microsoft is no longer going to offer official support of PHP on Windows starting at v8:
We know that the current cadence is 2 years from release for bug fixes, and 1 year after that for security fixes. This means that PHP 7.2 will be going out of support in November. PHP 7.3 will be going into security fix mode only in November. PHP 7.4 will continue to have another year of bug fix and then one year of security fixes. We are committed to maintaining development and building of PHP on Windows for 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4 as long as they are officially supported. We are not, however, going to be supporting PHP for Windows in any capacity for version 8.0 and beyond.
For most of us, this will not mean much and just because it’s being dropped as an official thing doesn’t mean the community will not pick it and continue supplying it. PHP contributor You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.:
For some possibly missing context, Microsoft runs You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. and produces all the official builds of PHP for Windows. If you run php.exe, or mod_php7.dll or whatever the websapi versions are actually called, then you either use Microsoft’s own builds of PHP or you’re compiling it yourself.

This message means Microsoft aren’t going to produce official builds for PHP 8 onwards.

This message does NOT mean that nobody will.

Most likely the project will dust off a machine somewhere in the cloud running Windows (likely using a free license generously provided by MS, btw) and setup some automated build processes to make these “in house”.

These machine(s) may even be setup/maintained by the same people who were doing the official builds at Microsoft (such as cmb who is also one of the 7.3 RMs).

We’re still in initial reaction phase here, but the bottom line is there will likely be very little change for Windows users.
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I mean sir yung local development server, windows ang main os ko.
suggest ko TS, switch to Linux ka na mg develop sa apps mo. Meron learning curve, however this will help you in the long run, both dev and production env


If you have challenges in switching to Linux TS, let me know, baka makatulong ako kahit papano
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Thanks sa pag offer ng tulong paps, may experience na ako sa linux dahil nakapag handle na ako ng VPS na linux based pero hindi ganun ka indepth. Saka na siguro ako mag switch sa linux kapag meron na ako job para makapag upgrade ng laptop or setup ng pc, low specs lang kasi laptop ko 4GB i3, tapos shared pa kami ng mga kapatid ko. 🙂


Yep gaya ng sabi nung isa may WSL naman nandyan din yung docker, homestead, laragon , xampp etc for your local development :)
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Yung xampp sir diba naka dipende siya kay windows? So once na mag update ang xampp into php version 8 hindi na rin siya working sa windows dahil tatanggalan na ng support ang php version 8 & above?

XAMPP kasi gamit ko for local dev server.

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