We’re excited to announce SilverStripe stable release 3.6.0, which includes a few low impact security fixes, smaller enhancements and support for PHP 7.
What's in this release?
Most notably, the 3.6.0 release can be deployed on any server running PHP 7. To remain compatible with Semantic Versioning, most users running 3.6 on PHP 5.6 will not have to follow a significant upgrading path.
Thinking about upgrading to PHP 7?
Preliminary benchmarks show that a SilverStripe default project running on PHP 7 is 2 to 5 times faster compared to a vanilla PHP 5.6 installation. It is also significantly faster than PHP 5.6 with opcaches enabled. Every SilverStripe project will be faster on PHP 7, but your mileage may vary.
As we've released 3.6.0, we will no longer be supporting 3.4. Users are recommended to upgrade to 3.6.0.
Take a look at our changelog to see what API changes, features and bug fixes that are included in the 3.6.0 release.
Getting the release
To get a copy of the 3.6.0 release, head to our download section.
Note: We have also released security patches for 3.4.6 and 3.5.4. See our official security release.