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As of https://volunteers.joomla.org/departments/production/reports/1128-production-dept-meeting-november-05-2019 the minimum PHP for Joomla 4.0 is 7.2.5
Install on php lower than 7.2.5 -> see the message
install on php above 7.2.5 -> (and meet the other requirements) see no message
php 7.2.5 is minimum
php 7.2.0 is minimum
none as this is a 4.0 change to be documented with the 4.0 PR that will follow
With Joomla! 4 final release not being released until 2020 we should target a different minimum IMO.
Having a 'security fixes only' minimum from launch do not meet our usual standards of being ahead of the game. At least please make it PHP 7.3+ which has full support throughout 2020.
How about don’t bump it again until the beta is tagged as this is now the fourth time it has changed in this iteration of 4.0.
Also, there is zero technical benefit to a 7.3 minimum over 7.2, a 7.3 minimum is purely for the “security support means branch is unsupported” crowd. Personally I would jump 7.2 to 7.4 for minimum but I doubt usage statistics would support that one at this time.
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meet our usual standards of being ahead of the game
In the past this wasn't exactly our standard for PHP versions - we deployed based on what was being deployed with linux lts operating systems. Which is the same standard that was used for 7.2.5 if you read the symfony issue tracker on them picking 7.2.5
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