SugarCRM Community Edition is dead
It was all done a bit on the quiet but Clint Oram, CMO & Co-Founder of SugarCRM Inc. posted on the company blog that "Sugar Community Edition open source project ends" back in April this year, ending the company's previous commitment to SugarCRM CE as an Open Source Project. Luckily all is not lost as Suite CRM can be used as a direct upgrade from the last SugarCRM CE release (see here and here).
I used the upgrade process to help migrate an old SugarCRM CE 6.5.11 running on an old CentOS 5.8 Virtual Private Server at Rackspace to a new Amazon Lightsail instance running Ubuntu 16.04. Oh and with PHP 7.