Help - updating XAMPP

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Help - updating XAMPP

Postby PaulaLA » 16. July 2015 21:03

I originally downloaded XAMPP 1.8.1 several years ago and used it quite successfully. Having turned my attention to other things, I now need to re-design a website, so I wanted to upgrade. Problem is, my main computer is still running Windows XP os. Looks like that is compatible with XAMPP 5.4 and below? (But I don't see that version available for download at Apache Friends (or Sourceforge).

Should I just use the version I have (will my php be very outdated?) or download 1.8.2?

Is there something wrong with XAMPP 5.4 that no reputable source is currently offering?

I have Windows 7 Pro to load, but would prefer to just jam through this project and then worry about the OS upgrade. Have had a few mishaps copying the contents of my hard drive, which is very time-consuming. Possibly, though, that is the best solution.

Looking forward to hearing from the experts! I'm just a humble apprentice!

Thank you,
Paula
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Re: Help - updating XAMPP

Postby Altrea » 16. July 2015 21:36

PaulaLA wrote:Problem is, my main computer is still running Windows XP os. Looks like that is compatible with XAMPP 5.4 and below?

correct. PHP dropped support for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 since PHP 5.5.

PaulaLA wrote:(But I don't see that version available for download at Apache Friends (or Sourceforge).

The last XAMPP version which comes with PHP 5.4.X was XAMPP 1.8.2-6 which included PHP 5.4.31.
You can find it at sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/f ... ows/1.8.2/

PaulaLA wrote:Should I just use the version I have (will my php be very outdated?) or download 1.8.2?

XAMPP 1.8.1 included PHP 5.4.7, so the differences are primary bugfixes and minor changes between these versions.
I don't know many frameworks/classes/scripts that requires a higher version of PHP at minimum so i would think you are completely fine with XAMPP 1.8.1.

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Re: Help - updating XAMPP

Postby PaulaLA » 16. July 2015 22:46

Thanks so much, Altrea! This is extremely helpful.
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Re: Help - updating XAMPP

Postby Altrea » 16. July 2015 23:07

You are welcome 8)
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