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Post by jsparek » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:07 pm

I'm seeing a lot of posts in this sub forum related to security of Joomla! 1.5. I don't want to single anyone out, that's why I'm starting a new thread.

All of this makes me wonder if the general public understands what end-of-life means. Perhaps the folks that run Joomla! have not done a good enough job defining what end-of-life means.

https://docs.joomla.org/Joomla!_CMS_versions

This shows that Joomla! 1.5 went end of life in September 2012. That was over 4 years ago.

Joomla! 2.5 went end of life in December 2014, 2 years ago.

It just strikes me as strange that people believe they can continue to run Joomla! 1.5 or any of those Joomla! versions that are in red and then question why they were hacked or why they are facing security issues.

It's also worth noting that the only supported versions of PHP, at this time, are PHP 5.6, PHP 7.0, and PHP 7.1

http://php.net/supported-versions.php

To suggest that someone downgrade to PHP 5.3 so that an end-of-life version of Joomla! will work, seems to be misinformation as well.

Perhaps it is just too late for this, but I seriously question whether the general public understands what end-of-life is or if Joomla! and/or web hosting companies have done enough to explain what end-of-life means.

(Note: https://docs.joomla.org/Joomla!_CMS_versions still lists 3.6.4 as the latest version)

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