MantisBT 2.25.0 Released

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MantisBT 2.25.0

This feature and maintenance release contains over 100 fixes and enhancements; among many other things, it improves PHP 8 compatibility, LDAP authentication and invalid plugins management. It also includes a schema change, so do not forget to upgrade the database as documented in the Admin Guide.

Please note that this will be the last release supporting PHP 5; starting with MantisBT 2.26.0, the minimum PHP version will be 7.0 – read the official announcement for details.

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MantisBT 2.24.5 Released

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MantisBT 2.24.5

Security and maintenance release, includes PHP 8.0 compatibility fixes.

  • 0027976: [security] User cookie string is not reset upon logout (dregad)
  • 0027800: [bugtracker] install.php throws SYSTEM WARNINGs (dregad)
  • 0027826: [bugtracker] ERROR_CATEGORY_NOT_FOUND_FOR_PROJECT thrown for Category ‘0’ (dregad)
  • 0027928: [custom fields] Unable to edit Issues having Date custom fields on PHP 8.0 (dregad)

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End of PHP 5 support

Since MantisBT 2.0.0, we officially support PHP 5.5.9 and later, aligned with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr” release.

PHP 5.5 has reached end-of-life on July 21st, 2016 and PHP 5.6 support ended on December 31st, 2018 so the time has finally come for us to turn the page and leave 5.x behind, as maintaining compatibility is becoming increasingly difficult with more and more libraries and tools dropping support for it.

Consequently, the upcoming MantisBT 2.25.0 release will be the last one supporting PHP 5.

Starting with MantisBT 2.26.0, the minimum PHP version will be 7.0. This follows our strategy to align our requirements with Ubuntu LTS releases; as of this writing, the oldest one is 16.04 Xenial Xerus, which comes bundled with PHP 7.0.

Note that while PHP 7.0 is also end-of-life since January 10th, 2019, the Ubuntu team is committed to maintaining it for the lifetime of the 16.04 LTS release. Nevertheless, the MantisBT team recommends to run a fully supported PHP version, i.e. 7.3 or later.

Finally, please be advised that we will increase the minimum PHP version again in just a few months, as 16.04 LTS support ends in April 2021. The following LTS release, 18.04 Bionic Beaver, comes bundled with PHP 7.2.