Using PHP 7.3 by default
PHP 7.3 has been out for a while now, so it's time we start all of our new work with it as well. Due to broken dependencies, it wasn't possible to support PHP 7.3 on the 1.5 version of the box.
You can skip the build step entirely now and just fire up the new box!
Upgrading all the things!
We didn't stop at the PHP upgrade, it was also time to upgrade all the things. The base Ubuntu version has been upgraded to to 18.04, the current LTS version, meaning that it will keep receiving updates until April 2023. MySQL server MariaDB has been upgraded to the current stable 10.4 release, Ruby to 2.6.5 and NodeJS to version 12.
Everything you need to get busy using the latest and greatest tools and libraries!
Share your work
You want to share your work in progress with your colleagues or clients, we get that. It's now easier than ever, simply use our new box share command and share the resulting ngrok URL with whoever needs it.
More control of your Vagrant box
Want to override the default mount options to better suit your needs, or increase or decrease the disk space, available memory and CPU cores? We've made it possible to override some of the configuration for the Vagrant box instance. You can also run multiple instances of the box simultaneously by giving them another name.
Better tools at your disposal
Enable http/2 by default
http/2 support has been enabled on the main joomla.box domain, it's a small, but important change. Simply connect with the
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Happy Joomla coding!