[mapserver-users] PHP 7.0.0. experience

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sun Feb 21 05:50:03 PST 2016

On 2016-02-21 9:25 AM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> On 2015-12-01 12:24 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I saw a brief mention that PHP-7.0.0 release was being tagged today by
>> the PHP team; I am not sure if that is true or not, but it made me
>> wonder if anyone out there in the MapServer community has tried PHP 7
>> (any of the release candidates) and mapscript yet.  Anyone have any
>> experience or thoughts?
>> I am of course keen to upgrade to PHP7 for the MS4W (http://ms4w.com)
>> community, and am looking for advice or experience using PHP7.
> It took a while, but finally I do see feedback on PHP 7 use with
> MapServer: https://github.com/mapserver/mapserver/issues/5252  I can
> imagine this is just the start of the feedback, as all of the packages
> switch to PHP 7.
> -jeff

It seems like the internals of the Zend engine have changed dramatically 
in PHP 7, which will cause our mapascript code to break.  This is likely 
a very important and huge issue, as so many mapscript users will be 
affected.  Has anyone started this work yet?  We can now at least 
co-ordinate this effort through that ticket.  This will take a team effort.

Thanks everyone,


Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

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