Go PHP 5.

There’s a movement afoot to speed adoption of PHP 5. PHP 4 came out in 2000, and it’s been three years since v5 came out, but many hosts still don’t support it. Developers are sick of having to continue to support v4. And who can blame them? There are some brilliant improvements in the latest version. So a gauntlet has been thrown down: come February 5, 2008, developers should stop supporting v4, and hosts should upgrade by then.

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2 replies on “Go PHP 5.”

  1. The flip to that is that OS developers (like me) have to make the two versions play nicely together within distributions because web developers want both flavors during transition. Hosts don’t just magically upgrade; somenone in the back room has to turn the crank on that sausage.

    I recently packaged PHP5 to live alongside PHP4 on a distribution (rPath Linux 1). “Fun” time.

  2. PHP 4 End of Life Announcement
    from the sniffle dept.
    posted by Zonk on Saturday July 14, @02:51 (PHP)

    “The PHP development team has announced that support for PHP 4 will continue until the end of this year only. After 2007-12-31 there will be no more releases of PHP 4.4. Critical security fixes will be made available on a case-by-case basis until 2008-08-08….”

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