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Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 09:41
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SYNOPSIS:

Does this version...?

 

Fix security vulnerabilities?

no

Change the database schema?

no

Alter the API?

no

Require attention to configuration options?

no

Fix problems installing or upgrading to a previous version?

no

Introduce features?

no

Fix bugs?

yes

ISSUES RESOLVED:

This version reverses an update made in the 4.6.33 release adding pre and post hooks for recurring contributions. The update caused regressions for some people who implemented the pre or post hooks for customizations for contributions.

SPECIAL THANKS:

Thanks to Skvare and Compucorp for maintaining the CiviCRM LTS Version.

A full list of contributors can be accessed here.

WHY LTS IS IMPORTANT:

Keeping the stability of the CivCRM LTS version of CiviCRM continues to be important to consumers as there are still many sites actively running the 4.6.X branch.

In 2017, only a few lines of codes have been changed to improve security and fix bugs, proving that maintaining a LTS version is a top priority. The PR issue queue has been cleaned up and 14 PR’s have been processed this year:

https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/pull/10408

https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/pull/10411

https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/pull/10409

https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/pull/9855

https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-drupal/pull/451

https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-drupal/pull/450

https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/pull/11178

https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/pull/11179

https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/pull/11176

https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/pull/11174

https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/pull/11174

https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/pull/11180

https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-packages/pull/195

https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/pull/11177

Future of LTS

In 2018, we will continue to maintain CiviCRM 4.6 LTS. With the PHP 5.6 end of life approaching in December 2018, having a LTS version that supports php 7.1 and MySQL 5.7 will become critical. To continue the ongoing success of CiviCRM LTS, support from the community is needed. Get involved by visiting https://issues.civicrm.org, or contact Skvare.

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