[wp-hackers] Quick poll I ran on my site
mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Tue May 2 13:42:48 GMT 2006
On May 2, 2006, at 8:15 AM, Carson Evans wrote:
> Why upgrade if the version we are on works? Also, some of us are in
> hosted environments where we aren't in control and/or upgrading
> would break something else other than WP.
... or break WordPress itself. I've seen a fair number of PHP 5.1
users for whom WordPress sporadically shows blank pages (i.e. sends
200 OK but doesn't send the content).
If PHP 5.1 were backwards compatible, I think more would upgrade.
But there's a big chicken/egg scenario going on. No one wants to
make their web app PHP 5 only, and no one wants to upgrade to PHP 5
when (a) it might break PHP4 apps and (b) there's no great reward to
All we can do is work our hardest to make our apps run in PHP4 and 5
equally well. And, maybe, for a new app, if it makes development
sense, go PHP 5 only and hope that your app is good enough to
convince people up upgrade.
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