We run multiple SuiteCRM 7 instances on WIMP stacks with MS SQL. We seem to be in the vast minority with this approach, but we’re well versed in these technologies and SuiteCRM has run well in our experience despite needing to employ the use of a few extra tricks not covered by the installation docs.
We’ve been waiting with enthusiasm for v8 but didn’t notice until recently that support for most of this stack appears to have been quietly dropped in the migration to v8. I can’t find anything about it in the roadmap or release docs, and information in forums is scarce and usually just a hint at best.
I understand some people have tried running it with WAMP but results are unclear. I understand that due to the use of Platforms - Doctrine Database Abstraction Layer (DBAL) in theory MS SQL should work but that’s also unclear so far… We haven’t tried it ourselves yet.
My questions are:
- Will SuiteCRM 8 support Windows, IIS, and MS SQL officially at any point?
- If it will, is there any guess at an ETA?
I’d like to know if we are bidding a sad farewell to our erstwhile faithful friend, or if the fun will continue!