apnscp has been the de facto CP since 2009. Over these last 5 years, software has changed, options have become better, and opportunities have come abound. apnscp is written with our older servers in mind. Software available in 2007 isn’t as capable as software from 2011 when the Helios platform was commissioned. With CentOS 7 looming into production quality by Summer, it’s only necessary to cut legacy development and focus on a new apnscp that takes advantage of the latest software, from PHP 5.6 to a more mature memcached to Gearman to speed up backend processing all the way to the [url=”http://updates.apisnetworks.com/2010/08/introducing-apollo-our-next-generation-platform/”]layered filesystem architecture[/url]. Keeping backwards compatibility with memcached released in 2009 – let alone hunting down packages that are compatible with CentOS/RHEL 4 – is a major PITA.

There will be a vigorous bughunt over the next week. If you run across a bug in the CP, certainly open up a ticket. By this time next week apnscp will be frozen on older servers, and I’ll be working with clients to migrate and consolidate servers to make room in the cabinet for a CentOS 7 server in the near future.

– Matt
Lead CP Developer & Owner

Moving Forward: Platform Deprecation, Branches, and Beyond