Exponent in 2024?

What does the new year hold in store for Exponent? Hard to say but implementations and usage has dropped off. There will be a patch or version release near the beginning of 2024. In addition to updating many 3rd party libraries, it will include:

  • add multi-column form controls for BS 4/5
  • add meta_fb to events so they offer the attached event image when pasted to Facebook
  • better date sorting forms showall view
  • add mutlti-select option for dropdown controls in form design
  • regression fix (v271p2) site crash on older php versions due to forms coding error
  • regression fix (v271p2) upgrade could sometimes automatically be triggered
  • fatal error forms view with order dropdown all
  • regression fix old file manager image editor

It should be noted all PHP versions prior to v8.1 are considered obsolete though many servers are still running them. The biggest issue is recent 3rd party libraries will only support newer versions of PHP (v8+). That being said, v2.7.2 will be the last Exponent version to support PHP v5 & v7. Though Exponent v3.0.2 will have deprecated support for PHP v7.4 & v8.0, they will likely be dropped in the future. There are NO planned patches or updates to the 2.x branch after the next release 

    PHP Version        
Exponent   5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3
  3.0.2                   x x x x x
  3.0.1                   x x x x  
  2.7.2         x x x x x x x x x x
  2.7.1         x x x x x x x x x  
  2.7.0         x x x x x x x x    
  2.6.0         x x x x x x x      



2.5.1p1         x x x x x x        
2.5.0         x x x x x          
2.4.2       x x x x x            
2.3.7   x x x x x x              
2.3.3   x x x x                  
2.3.1 x x x x x                  
2.2.1 x x x x                    
2.0.7 x x x                      
2.0.0 x x                        
  x - Deprecated or Support not fully tested        


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