currently I am using OwnCloud on my shared-hosting webspace and everything works fine.
As OwnCloud will be switching from PHP to Go next year, I wonder how long the
PHP-version of OwnCloud will be receiving security updates.
It would be great if someone from OwnCloud could send a comment about this matter.
I would really like to continue using OC on my shared-hosting webspace, but I think that the Go-version would not be compatible with this. The last resort would be Nextcloud, but I am not really satisfied with the software quality at these days (they focus on more and more new features instead of fixing the existing bugs in the basic functions).
I didn’t hear/read yet that PHP would be dropped for Go, do you have any links indicating that ?
Anyway, as far as I know Go, it’s just a binary (I guess it would be cross compiled) you could put on your server, so it shouldn’t be such a hassle to use it.
I doubt it will be any time soon. Until they have customers paying for them to support the PHP version, I doubt they can drop it. Even if they push the customers to move their installations to Go, they’ll need a lot of time. Note that the Go version should have similar features, at least for those customers.
I guess the development of new features will eventually stop, but I doubt they’ll stop providing fixes and security updates any time soon.
That’s indeed a good question, oC10.5 was expected in may but I guess that due to the world situation it got delayed. Nevertheless I couldn’t find any new version in the future such as an oC 11 in the release schedule.
That might sound harsh, but from a developer point of view he is kind of right as there is not much more new feature development going into oC10.
However, 10.5 is going to be released very soon. This enables PHP 7.4 support on Ubuntu 20.04, so
for the next 2 years you’re going to be set. After that it is very likely though you’re going to have to migrate to oCIS.
There will definitely be a migration process (I will have to use it myself).
The first betas have already been released. But when the final 1.0 release will happen is still not clear, I think they wanted to get it out this year. However I didn’t really follow on what the latest news in oCIS development are. So take my information on this with a grain of salt.
How long ownCloud 10.x (>=10.5) will exactly be supported is not my decision. However, as that version supports Ubuntu 20.04 and PHP7.4, it should be easy to support it until at least 2022.