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Wincache for PHP 8?
Last post Feb 18, 2021 10:31 PM by lextm
Jul 23, 2020 10:09 PM|reFX Mike|LINK
Since Microsoft officially dropped support for PHP 8 and won't provide any binaries for it, will the same be true for Wincache? Or will you continue maintaining Wincache for PHP 8 and future versions?
Jul 27, 2020 06:26 AM|lextm|LINK
You might ask if there won't be PHP 8 for Windows, then what's the point of keeping Wincache for PHP 8?
Jul 29, 2020 12:26 AM|reFX Mike|LINK
Well, in detail they announced that they will no longer create the Windows builds for PHP 8 for
https://php.net/ but they explicitly said they would expect someone else to continue doing so, so nothing would really change for the PHP users.
I also remember that Microsoft was not officially building / supporting Wincache for a while now and that the people who do actually do it in their spare time. So I wondered if these volunteers are planning to continue to do so, or if they see Microsofts
official PHP 8 statement as a reason to discontinue Wincache support too.
Since nobody replied, I think we can assume that Wincache will probably not be maintained anymore and thus will cease to function in PHP 8 and all future versions.
Jul 30, 2020 01:23 AM|DropPhone|LINK
Since Microsoft officially dropped support for PHP 8 and won't provide any binaries for it, will the same be true for Wincache?
The code is checked into the php.net git repo, and anyone who wishes to take over for maintaining it is more than welcome to
I'd highly recommend subscribing to the PHP INTERNALS mail alias, as well as getting familiar with the steps to build
PHP for Windows.
Feb 18, 2021 06:45 PM|SugarD-x|LINK
I'm a bit confused by all of this because windows.php.net has not stopped posting builds for Windows under PHP 8. In fact, the most recent version of PHP 8 is already available for Windows on that website, which is where the Windows builds have always been
made available. They were never posted for download directly on the main php.net website.
Feb 18, 2021 10:31 PM|lextm|LINK
I'm a bit confused by all of this because windows.php.net has not stopped posting builds for Windows under PHP 8.
If any issue happens and you want some assistance, then Microsoft won't be there,
app-service-linux-docs/php_support.md at master · Azure/app-service-linux-docs (github.com)
The PHP community seems to take over the responsibilities to publish PHP binaries for Windows, but not clear what else they might work on and whether Windows Cache extension is included.