[CentOS] PHP version not enough for developers

Thu Oct 22 17:45:15 UTC 2015
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 10/22/2015 12:40 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 10/22/2015 10:31 AM, Andrew Holway wrote:
>> Hi,
>> So, it seems that the current version of PHP in Centos 7 is PHP 5.4.16
>> however this version of PHP stopped getting security support from the PHP
>> people one month ago [1].
>> Now, our developers want to use the new and shiny PHP because they want to
>> use the latest version of Zend. They are proposing using this package [2]
>> but I never heard of this repo.
>> Other than building the packages ourselves is there a more acceptable way
>> to run a later version of PHP?
>> Thoughts? Experiences? Ramblings?
> I would point out that Red Hat backports items to RHEL-7 (and we
> therefore backport those into CentOS-7 when we rebuild the source code).
> I would also point out that the developers who ignore RHEL then ignore
> getting their code into enterprises that use RHEL.  Being that those
> enterprises are the people PAYING for Linux, it MIGHT be the brightest
> idea for those developers to write code that they expect to be paid for
> for non-enterprise distributions :)
> That said, software collections is one way to get newer development
> tools and we should have more software collections, including a newer
> version of php, very soon in CentOS-7.
> The collections will go here when ready:
> http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/sclo/
> Right now only a couple of things there.  Will be more soon.

Here is a very, very early version to look at:


That is not ready for production, but an idea of what will be available.

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