Deprecation: #95326 - Various "getInstance()" static methods on singleton interfaces

See forge#95326


A few classes within TYPO3 Core have a static method getInstance() which acts as a wrapper for the constructor which originally was meant as a performance improvement as pseudo-singleton concept in TYPO3 v6.

With dependency injection, these classes can be injected or instantiated directly without any performance penalties.

Therefore the following methods have been marked as deprecated:

  • TYPO3\CMS\Core\Resource\Index\ExtractorRegistry::getInstance()
  • TYPO3\CMS\Core\Resource\Index\FileIndexRepository::getInstance()
  • TYPO3\CMS\Core\Resource\Index\MetaDataRepository::getInstance()
  • TYPO3\CMS\Core\Resource\OnlineMedia\Helpers\OnlineMediaHelperRegistry::getInstance()
  • TYPO3\CMS\Core\Resource\Rendering\RendererRegistry::getInstance()
  • TYPO3\CMS\Core\Resource\TextExtraction\TextExtractorRegistry::getInstance()
  • TYPO3\CMS\Form\Service\TranslationService::getInstance()
  • TYPO3\CMS\T3editor\Registry\AddonRegistry::getInstance()
  • TYPO3\CMS\T3editor\Registry\ModeRegistry::getInstance()


Calling the methods directly in third-party PHP code will trigger a PHP E_USER_DEPRECATED error.

Affected Installations

Any TYPO3 installation with custom PHP code calling the methods are affected.


Check Admin Tools > Upgrade > Scan Extension Files if your installation is affected and replace calls with constructor injections via dependency injection if possible, or use GeneralUtility::makeInstance() instead.