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    (Quote from nascent)

    There still haven't been any responses from the Perch team anywhere on the forum. And dropping the axe on Perch with no warning is pretty poor.
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    I don't see any reason why older Perch sites will fall over [unless there is a PHP compatibility issue with PHP > 8].

    I'm not suggesting a Perch -> Runway upgrade for my clients unless there are clear benefits for doing this.

    The Perch -> Runway…
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    Replied to the thread Perch V4 (and future) Megathread.
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    Particularly given the way Perch has been discontinued and Runway has been updated. No warning, explanation or support.

    It's a tough market for CMS's, particularly at Runway's price point. It seems odd then to abandon Perch's community, it's most loyal…
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    Replied to the thread Perch V4 (and future) Megathread.
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    It's mostly confidence for me. Regular Perch's pricing with lifetime support for one licence fee was a bit of a steal, a price rise was long overdue. Seems the 'new' owners have shot themselves in the foot though. If they had changed Perch to an annual…
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    Replied to the thread Perch V4 (and future) Megathread.
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    I just don't understand the logic here. Why wouldn't they warn existing users that Perch is going to be discontinued if that is the case? Have we offended them somehow?
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    Replied to the thread Perch V4 (and future) Megathread.
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    I'm seeing reports on Twitter that Perch 4.0 can be downloaded but it's an empty zip file? This is of some immediate concern to me as I have to buy a Perch licence in the next week or so.
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    Replied to the thread Update notification in sidebar.
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    Also it seems that it's not possible to upgrade to Perch v4 just Runway. Is regular Perch v4 on the way or has it been discontinued?
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    Replied to the thread Perch V4 (and future) Megathread.
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    So, has Perch been discontinued in favour of Runway?
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    Maybe setting PERCH_VERIFY_UPLOADS to FALSE in config.php could work if you're reasonably certain that you don't have to protect against malicious uploads.

    More info...
    https://docs.grabaperch.com/perch/configuration/security/
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    Replied to the thread Perch has a new home!.
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    My last day of work for 2021. I really did have high hopes that Perch would thrive, but this has been a very disappointing year. I hope things will change next year, but as it stands the next Perch licence I buy will be my last. This makes me very sad…
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    I need to buy a licence for a project in progress so please let me know how you get on dj_lee. Thanks.
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    Replied to the thread Perch V4 (and future) Megathread.
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    Hi davedesigner. Are you in the Perchology slack group. You can get some help choosing an alternative there.
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    I think development would be best done by a group of developers who are using perch and thus have a vested interest in maintaining perch for their own / public good. The registered developers who are professional well known developers with their…
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    Now follows Clive Walker.
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    (Quote from nascent)

    The last response from Perch on this thread was three months ago. So I'm going to remain concerned for now.
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    Well someone lost an income from that project so it's a big deal for them.
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    Replied to the thread Perch has a new home!.
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    (Quote from nascent)

    As am I. But how can we know that for sure when we don't get any response?
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    Replied to the thread Grabaperch.com SSL Cert Expired.
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    (Quote from nascent)

    I'm still hoping there will be some improvements. But we're not asking for anything unreasonable, are we? We're not expecting the 'team' to be our butlers. Just the basic level of customer service we were told we'd get would be nice.
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    (Quote from nascent)

    As Clive said, that’s loss of income, and I'll add reputation. But nevertheless, I'm not going the argue new owners of Perch owe us much of anything. Businesses stop and services close down all the time.

    But that goes in reverse…
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    Open Source is not anonymous. Developers contribute to an open source repository, like GitHub, normally, so it should be clear who is working on the project. A project can be forked but that can be submitted back to the community. Open Source is all…