About the elephant in the room (no, not the PHP elephant). Nova coming out does not mean Backpack is going away. That's crazy-talk :-)....
About the elephant in the room (no, not the PHP elephant). Nova coming out does not mean Backpack is going away. That's crazy-talk :-). I'll try to be as short as possible here, I'll just answer the things I've been asked multiple times.
Backpack will definitely support Laravel 5.7. People have already used them together, and they say there are zero breaking changes for us. There's even a PR for it.
We're not going anywhere, don't worry, keep building using Backpack. If anything, Nova launching has proved the problem we're working on is an important one. Our roadmap stays the same:
Our goal stays the same: we aim to be on 50% of all Laravel installs one day. Sounds crazy, I know :-) But the way I see it - we're the only ones that want it, the closest to getting it, and this won't change any time soon.
Thanks for using Backpack and supporting us - we'll keep up with the good work.
PS. Have you seen our brand-new documentation? The docs were your #1 complaint, so we've spent a lot of time on this - really hope you like it.
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