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When will Ioncube 11 be released?

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pbs



Joined: 31 Mar 2021
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:55 pm    Post subject: v11 release Reply with quote

Will v11 be released on April 1, 2021?
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smrtalex



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:09 pm    Post subject: Re: v11 release Reply with quote

pbs wrote:
Will v11 be released on April 1, 2021?


Not holding my breath on this product. With no information or timeline being presented or being met, it has the appearance of abandonment. Like others, alternatives are being sought.
If anyone has a recommendation for a viable alternative, please PM me. Thanks!
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SPEED



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the project abandoned and no longer developing?
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eugenio



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would also like to know when PHP 8 will be supported; our customers have started to ask about it.

Even if I prefer ioncube and I am using it since years, we must say that Sourceguardian has released a php8 compatible version more than one month ago.
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liaison
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eugenio wrote:
I would also like to know when PHP 8 will be supported; our customers have started to ask about it.


We totally understand Eugenio. Even with PHP 8 usage at 0.2% (current estimate by w3techs), with PHP so widely used and most protected PHP code being created with ionCube, we know and are mindful that there will be demand coming early on.

We appreciate that it may appear that we aren't doing anything, and some users wonder why we don't make early stage releases so I'll touch on that. While we may do sometimes, when development is heavily focussed on the compiler and custom execution engine in the Loader, an early release would likely mean that some code won't execute correctly, either for the targeted PHP version or in some other release due to a regression. Therefore we generally only release when our test suite passes fully across all permutations of configurations that we test (which amounts to 10's of thousands of tests). Having a more advanced approach than other solutions is advantageous in that it gives scope for greater security, and can play a role in allowing files encoded for some earlier versions of PHP to run (something that other solutions don't tackle), but it does create a longer development time, and estimating or using a model to predict an accurate release date isn't really possible, or hasn't been so far at least!

All that said though, ultimately it's our job simply to get it done, so that is what we are doing.
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eugenio



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

liaison wrote:
eugenio wrote:
I would also like to know when PHP 8 will be supported; our customers have started to ask about it.


We totally understand Eugenio. Even with PHP 8 usage at 0.2% (current estimate by w3techs), with PHP so widely used and most protected PHP code being created with ionCube, we know and are mindful that there will be demand coming early on.

We appreciate that it may appear that we aren't doing anything, and some users wonder why we don't make early stage releases so I'll touch on that. While we may do sometimes, when development is heavily focussed on the compiler and custom execution engine in the Loader, an early release would likely mean that some code won't execute correctly, either for the targeted PHP version or in some other release due to a regression. Therefore we generally only release when our test suite passes fully across all permutations of configurations that we test (which amounts to 10's of thousands of tests). Having a more advanced approach than other solutions is advantageous in that it gives scope for greater security, and can play a role in allowing files encoded for some earlier versions of PHP to run (something that other solutions don't tackle), but it does create a longer development time, and estimating or using a model to predict an accurate release date isn't really possible, or hasn't been so far at least!

All that said though, ultimately it's our job simply to get it done, so that is what we are doing.


Thanks for the reply, I understand your point.

Best,

Eugenio
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