Upgrade from CakePHP 1.2.6 to 4.4

Hi at all!
I have an old application written with CakePHP 1.2.6 and PHP 5.3.
I’d like to upgrade the application to the latest CakePHP 4.4 and PHP 8.2.
Which is the best way to proceed?
I noticed I cannot use the upgrade tool because my application is too old.
Thank you all.

The (in my opinion) best way would be to start a fresh CakePHP 4.4 app and manually transfer the logic over.

So much has changed (especially from CakePHP 2 to 3) and you have to touch basically all your code anyway so this would be at least my recommendation.

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