Laravel Homestead v9 Brings Back PHP 5.6 and 7.0 Support


July 2nd, 2019


The Laravel Homestead project tagged the release of version 9.0, adding back support for PHP v5.6 and v7.0:

ICYMI: We released Homestead v9.0.0 w/ Base box v8.0.0

The most noteable change is PHP 5.6, 7.0 have been added back. (And will stay as long as they’re in the PPA)#Ubuntu #phpc #vagrant

— Joe Ferguson (@JoePFerguson) July 1, 2019

This release introduces a new “feature” syntax to install optional services and tools such as Golang, MariaDB, etc.:

2- golang: true
3- mariadb: true

For further details about this release—including changes you’ll need to consider while upgrading—check out the v9.0.0 release notes:

v9.0.0 Release Notes

New “Feature” syntax to install optional services or tools such as Golang, MariaDB, etc.

Syntax to enable GoLang and MariaDB:

2- golang: true
3- mariadb: true
  • Added support for PHP 5.6 & 7.0
  • NodeJS upgraded to 12.x
  • Blackfire Support has been moved to a feature and must be defined as such withinHomestead.yaml
  • Z-Ray support has been removed
  • If you are using Laravel Dusk or any other Webdriver utility you will need to enable the webdriver feature.
  • Dot net core support has been removed.
  • Ruby & Rails support has been removed.
  • Site types have been moved to a folder to appear more obvious how they work/what they are.
  • Hyper-V version has been set to8.0but comes out as8.2, this should help with backward compatibility in Windows 10
  • Maximum disk size has been increased to 128GB from 64GB
  • To usexhguiyou need to addxhgui: “true”to thesiteinHomestead.yaml
  • NodeJS has been upgraded to 12.x If you need to downgrade refer to script and uncomment the lines to remove 12.x and uncomment the lines for either 11.x or 10.x

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