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PHP Monitor 3.5 now available

October 19, 2021

I’ve just released PHP Monitor 3.5, which brings official macOS Monterey support, as well as official support for PHP 8.1 (even though it isn’t officially releasing until later in November) and support for pre-release versions of PHP 8.2.

The latter is totally new in this version, as PHP 8.1 support as already included in PHP Monitor 3.4, but that wasn’t officially supported, of course.

PHP version support

I always support the current version of PHP and the next upcoming version — those versions are always detected by PHP Monitor, but this release adds support for version 8.2, which will be released next year.

If you like bleeding edge tech and you make use of Homebrew PHP by Shivam Mathur (which is automatically tapped when you use valet use [email protected] or valet use [email protected]) then you should be able to use this.

Further improvements

This release also features a few minor improvements. For example, the way extensions are detected has been improved slightly (extra spaces in paths are now no longer an issue!).

I’ve also modified the body of the notifications, since Monterey has slightly changed the appearance of notifications, which made the text wrap a bit. That annoyed the perfectionist in me, so I had to rectify that:

As you can see, the text has been slightly altered. Pray I don’t alter it further. 😆
As you can see, the text has been slightly altered. Pray I don’t alter it further. 😆

This build was also tested on my own Mac mini running macOS Monterey, so I validated that this build is indeed ready for release.

Upgrade instructions

If you’ve installed PHP Monitor via Homebrew, you can run brew upgrade phpmon and you should be up-to-date in no time. Otherwise, you can follow the installation instructions on the GitHub page.

As usual, if you encounter any issues, please report them by filing an issue on GitHub.