[TYPO3-core] PHP version requirement

Michael Stucki michael.stucki at typo3.org
Thu Aug 1 16:33:10 CEST 2013


In the event of adding http://forge.typo3.org/issues/50529, I have
updated the release workflow as proposed before:

Greetings, Michael

Am 12.03.2013 09:24, schrieb Michael Stucki:
> Hi!
> I would like to summarize this thread:
> TYPO3 6.0 works fine with Debian Squeeze. There is only one issue which
> can't be fixed by us, however it might be fixed in a future version of
> Debian's PHP package:
> - http://forge.typo3.org/issues/44378
> - http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=702004
> I addeed a note about this on http://typo3.org/download/.
> For the future, I propose the following statement:
> --- cut ---
> Platform support
> TYPO3 CMS is working on every platform which supports PHP and other
> (optional) tools.
> Within a stable release, no changes that break compatibility to the
> software requirements must be added.
> New releases may break the compatibility of software requirements if
> there is a good reason for it. Such changes should be announced on the
> Core Team mailing list before they are committed.
> New releases should always be compatible with the latest stable (LTS)
> version of the following Linux Operating Systems: Debian, Ubuntu,
> CentOS, Redhat. (These are the 4 most used Linux Operating Systems for
> web hosting as of March 2013.
> Source: http://w3techs.com/technologies/history_details/os-linux)
> Other platforms (Windows, MacOS) usually don't have 3rd party software
> (like PHP, MySQL) bundled with the operating system. It can be installed
> independently using the latest available version.
> The website of http://distrowatch.com/ offers a nice overview about
> operating systems and their shipped package versions.
> --- cut ---
> Can we add this to our Release Workflow guideline? Just to make sure the
> same problem won't come up again...
> Greetings, Michael
> Am 01.03.2013 00:08, schrieb Michael Stucki:
>> Hi folks,
>> I have been asked about the minimum version required for TYPO3 6.0.
>> According to the download page, it requires PHP 5.3.7 [1].
>> However, the PHP version used by Debian Stable is currently 5.3.3, and
>> the guy who created this issue is very right in my opinion that this
>> should be a major requirement [2].
>> I made some tests and installed an introduction site on a fresh Debian
>> Squeeze. As far as I can see, there are no problems.
>> I remember that there was one such issue, however it has been fixed
>> already a while ago: https://review.typo3.org/#/c/17180/
>> So, do you know about any remaining issues, or can we change that
>> version requirement and clarify that TYPO3 6.0 runs fine with Debian
>> Squeeze?
>> Thanks for your feedback!
>> Greetings, Michael
>> [1] http://typo3.org/download
>> [2] http://forge.typo3.org/issues/44378

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