The Laravel News site has a new post announcing the release of the latest version of Laravel Homestead, the Vagrant-driven environment that makes it easy to set up a Laravel environment. In this latest version, 4.0, there's a few changes including a major one: support for PHP 7.1.
Laravel Homestead the Vagrant box for easily running Laravel on any platform has just released v4.0 that includes support for the just released PHP 7.1.
The upgrade is easy but the instructions do vary depending on how you have it installed.
They walk you through the steps for the upgrade:
- Backup all your Homestead databases
- update the Homestead Global installation (or per-project installation)
- Destroy the current Vagrant box
- Use "vagrant up" to download the latest version and bring the box back up
It's a pretty easy process that should be pretty painless. Everyone's setup is slightly different so there might be a few issues in your own upgrade and minor version releases will be made if there are issues because of the upgrade.