As many of you know I am highly active on the forum and my company supports a high volume of Mautic installations for our clients.
With the announcement of composer being a strict requirement moving towards Mautic 5 I have spent hours and hours both trying to upgrade old versions to use composer and install fresh versions of composer and unfortunately I am very concerned for the high requirement that this will be a must moving forward.
There are so many issues that I cannot even summarize it, and there are numerous posts here by different people struggling with the whole issue around composer.
Some high level issues I have encountered that stand out.
- Missing dependancies. This is a Devops thing, however with standard command line import it is overcome-able using stack overflow and other such resources.
- Breaking current installations.
- Plugins not working and not yet supporting composer.
There is the slack group which is priceless and there is the support of the community and I do believe that eventually we need to move towards this(for reasons above my understanding), I am just worried that the requirement to have it done so soon could hinder many of us and our business’s.
I along with the rest of the community are highly grateful for all the work and support being given towards this project and if I had the time and technical abilities I would love to contribute more.
These are just my opinions - I hope that I do not offend anyone or belittle the effort up to today.