I was banned as a member and paying EE licensee from replying to Ingmar Greil on a post I made on The EE forums here at the following link:
I was hoping to be able to leave my comment but, since I was banned from replying hopefully this message will get to Ingmar Greil from here:
Here are the comments:
After trying to post another reply on this thread I was greeted by the following EE' error Message:
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I am a member of the EE community and I have purchased countless EE licenses. Anyway, here is my response to Ingmar Greil that I couldn't reply to in my original message:
For future visitors encountering the same issues, please note that upgrading from 5.3.3 on CentOS 6.8 requires third-party repositories. These upgrades tend to break functionality of some control panel updates (like mine). Do your own research very carefully. EE is naturally motivated by their own needs as a profit-making company, and they will not absorb the costs of fixing our complex problems. So from their perspective, they save money by retiring older software, but we as customers may not be yet ready to jump. That's why server OS's like CentOS and Redhat are considered stable and used by companies that need long-term stability and support of their software. Likewise, those types of companies using EE need longer support and stability of tried and tested versions.
My only request to EE would be to continue to support V2 for a longer run since it is very stable. I have implemented EE on many sites over the past several years because of the fantastic development that began their entire operation with the invention of CodeIgniter and the earlier versions of EE which were developed to a point of excellent stability. I hate to see such a fantastic product degrade to the chaotic state of Wordpress' control panel - with its pull of news feeds, constant pings out to the parent and plugin developers sites etc - when EE began as a very unique product on the landscape of CMS's with its elegant and simple platform.
Is EE 3.4.5 buggy? For example, I cannot create grid fields and have the fields permanently saved. Also, Do I really have to update php version to 5.3.10? My websites are running 5.3.3 on centos 6.8 fine. However, I’ve read on the other forums that updating to 5.3.10 can break some sites. If so, am I forced to revert to EE 2 which runs perfectly fine but will soon be phased out? Seems odd to do that when EE 2 works solidly.
This is lost time and money for me, particularly since I purchased several EE 3 plugins that I may not be able to use. To top it all off, EE 3 puts a link on the control panel page for submitting bugs to EE… Should this be something my clients are subjected to do? They must become beta testers for EE but will not be compensated for it? EE is not a community working together on a FREE software project. That’s why I’m asking the question, is EE 3 buggy?
"Do I really have to update php version to 5.3.10?"
Yes, EE needs at least PHP version 5.3.10. That said, this release is almost five (!) years old, so you really should be upgrading anyway.
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