Dropping Support for PHP ≤ 7.0

PHP is stopping security updates of PHP 5.6 on 31 Dec and PHP 7.0 on 3 Dec which means that on those dates we can no longer reliably support those versions of PHP.

OpenEMR will be dropping support for PHP ≤ 7.0 at the end of 2018. A release number has yet to be announced.

See http://php.net/supported-versions.php for details.

hi @robert.down and everybody else,

Here’s a stab at only supporting php >7.0, which is needed for the more current doctrine packages also :
Upgrade min php 7 1 1 by bradymiller · Pull Request #2004 · openemr/openemr · GitHub

Still needs testing.


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The above PR appears to working well so far. Note this means OpenEMR will not work with PHP 5.6 or 7.0 :slight_smile:

The development demos on the farm are ready for this (dropped the development demos that were using the older PHP versions):



This is testing well and going to take the plunge :slight_smile:

How long has the PR been available? This is a big step, let’s not jump it. Give it a week or so more?

Too late…

I can always revert it if it becomes to much of a hassle for the developers. But we need couple months of good testing time on the newer packages that were required.


Note that nobody was against your initial proposal to do this on your original post, so we should be ok.

It’s in master but we haven’t market a release, right? I’m fine with getting it to devs quickly

Haven’t tagged a release yet. I am guessing the next release will be in about 2 months or so.

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Reminder, as of tomorrow OpenEMR will no longer support PHP ≤ 7.0.

We recommend all users upgrade as soon as possible.