I did a little test on my 1.4.17 using php8.1 with XAMPP. It didn't go well.
Dashboard plugins needed to be disabled. Code way too old.
My own code needs a lot of refactoring. Mainly down to undeclared variables or array keys! Just goes to show how back I am at writing code!
The manager was perfect though. I know I have a lot of stuff going on with my homepage which calls at least 3 different programs.
Mmmmm. v.14.17 will not install. It gets stuck trying to create the database. As well as gets stuck if the DB exists.
<div class="status" id="databasestatus"><br>
<b>Fatal error</b>: Uncaught mysqli_sql_exception: Unknown database 'evo1417' in C:\xampp812\htdocs\evo1417\install\connection.databasetest.php:30
#0 C:\xampp812\htdocs\evo1417\install\connection.databasetest.php(30): mysqli_select_db(Object(mysqli), 'evo1417')
thrown in <b>C:\xampp812\htdocs\evo1417\install\connection.databasetest.php</b> on line <b>30</b><br>
Evo3 installed without issue. This is just the base installation.
Trying to install DocLister threw an error 'Undefined variable $installMode' but ElementsInTree installed ok.
I don't think XAMPP is the best solution but it's my only self contained option at the moment!