One More Time: A Last TYPO3 v7 LTS Release
There are however a few things we want to mention:
We are going to release a final TYPO3 v7 LTS bugfix version on December 11, 2018. This will bring PHP 7.3 compatibility (expected release on December 6, 2018). This will also mean there is no free-of-charge TYPO3 version anymore that works with PHP 5.x - as PHP 5.6 will reach its end of life on December 31, 2018.
After this final release, the TYPO3 core maintainers will not accept any more changes to this code base (git branch “TYPO3_7-6”), and will not fix issues overcome in later versions.
However, just because TYPO3 v7 is not supported by the TYPO3 core maintainers anymore, you can still continue to run it - as TYPO3 offers the “Extended LTS program for v7 LTS” as well, which will start effectively on December 12, 2018.