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Hi all,

 

We are very new to this system, our current system is on VAM which is now unsupported by the original developer.  So we were looking to build a new site to move too over the next few months.

 

I setup hosting and installed phpVMS, I used the vs7 from the developer and also purchased the Acars module.

 

I have now had a few comments saying that we should use phpVMS v5 as that is the current software.  

 

Most of you have been around here for a while so should we push on with 7 or drop back to 5.

 

best wishes

 

Doug

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8 hours ago, CYB4 said:

Does Acars work with V5 or is there another one?

Please start your own thread. Your question has nothing to do with the original post.

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The ACARS presently being developed by the developer of phpVMS v7 will not work correctly with V5 at this point in time. As of today, there are no plans to make vmsACARS compatible with phpVMS v5.

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10 hours ago, ProAvia said:

The ACARS presently being developed by the developer of phpVMS v7 will not work correctly with V5 at this point in time. As of today, there are no plans to make vmsACARS compatible with phpVMS v5.

Thanks for that bit of information, that is helpful.  Its just difficult making a decision when you don't know the facts, do we go back and build around the older version or push on with v7.  We are seeing a few bugs at the moment but in the main it seems to run fine.

 

Many thanks

 

Doug

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5 hours ago, Dougjuk said:

Thanks for that bit of information, that is helpful.  Its just difficult making a decision when you don't know the facts, do we go back and build around the older version or push on with v7.  We are seeing a few bugs at the moment but in the main it seems to run fine.

 

Many thanks

 

Doug

Do realize the v7 is still in beta testing. The main features are pretty much set, but it still needs some tweaking as bugs show up. Read the docs - especially the conversion process from previous version to v7. 

 

Another determination is what versions of PHP and MySQL/MariaDB are available through your chosen host. And how long those will be available. See the following link for previous version requirements:

 

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52 minutes ago, ProAvia said:

Do realize the v7 is still in beta testing. The main features are pretty much set, but it still needs some tweaking as bugs show up. Read the docs - especially the conversion process from previous version to v7. 

 

Another determination is what versions of PHP and MySQL/MariaDB are available through your chosen host. And how long those will be available. See the following link for previous version requirements:

 

 

Thanks for response. 

 

We were not aware of the situation regarding this software and just ordered hosting and downloaded what we thought was available.  The developer was kind enough to send me a link to the current version. 

 

We have a site on older software (VAM) which we plan to move from by probably March next year, so we have continued to build and test V7 and ride out some of the issues.

 

The hosting is with phpVMS so I just went with what came with V7 and so far it seems to be ok.

 

We are on a very steep learning curve and for now will see what happens.

 

I will still research what you have linked to me, however one of the reason for moving is that our current system is also unsupported by its developer, in fact he has stopped any development so the is little or no future with that system.

 

All the best

 

Doug

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Hosting is with vmshost? If so, they presently support all versions of PHP required for any version of phpVMS.

 

phpVMS v7 will be supported for some time to come. Previously versions will still work, but no further development will take place by the original developer. At some point, previous versions may experience issues and/or stop working due to advances in versions of PHP and MySQL/MariaDB.

 

If you are starting with phpVMS from scratch, my personally opinion is to start with V7. Coming from another platform will present challenges as the data available won't be the same.

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11 hours ago, ProAvia said:

Hosting is with vmshost? If so, they presently support all versions of PHP required for any version of phpVMS.

 

phpVMS v7 will be supported for some time to come. Previously versions will still work, but no further development will take place by the original developer. At some point, previous versions may experience issues and/or stop working due to advances in versions of PHP and MySQL/MariaDB.

 

If you are starting with phpVMS from scratch, my personally opinion is to start with V7. Coming from another platform will present challenges as the data available won't be the same.

 

Thankyou, I have shared your message with Chris, we are going to keep going and feed back to the developer when needed.

 

I am enjoying working on this especially with the lockdown in force, it keeps me busy.  

 

Best wishes

 

Doug

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