Deprecation: #94665 - Wincache cache backend¶
The Caching Framework backend implementation
is not maintained since Microsoft dropped its support: A PHP 7.4 compatible version
came long after PHP 7.4 release and there are no PHP 8.0 works in sight. This backend
in general found relatively little use and can be substituted with the well
maintained ApcuBackend key/value store on Windows platforms.
WincacheBackend has been marked as deprecated and should not be used anymore.
The implementation has been marked as deprecated, usages trigger a PHP
Some instances hosted on Windows platform may use this cache backend. This can be verified in the backend "Configuration" module, section "TYPO3_CONF_VARS", searching for string "WincacheBackend".
TYPO3 cache backend configuration is usually done in
Affected instances could switch to
ApcuBackend if the
apcu PHP module
is loaded, or alternatively to some other backend like
Typo3DatabaseBackend, depending on the specific
cache size and usage characteristics.
LocalConfiguration.php example before:
'SYS' => [ 'caching' => [ 'cacheConfigurations' => [ 'aCache' => [ 'backend' => 'TYPO3\\CMS\\Core\\Cache\\Backend\\WincacheBackend', ...
LocalConfiguration.php example after:
'SYS' => [ 'caching' => [ 'cacheConfigurations' => [ 'aCache' => [ 'backend' => 'TYPO3\\CMS\\Core\\Cache\\Backend\\ApcuBackend', ...
In case this cache backend is still used for whatever reason and can't be dropped easily, the class should be copied to an own extension having an own namespace. The instance configuration needs to be adapted accordingly.