[wp-hackers] Not willing to summon the ancient troll, but... PHP5 in WP 3.0 ?
Shane A. Froebel
shane at bugssite.org
Tue Nov 17 04:03:59 UTC 2009
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Well..... I would say 3.0 is a major release from the stand point of
possibility that it might be PHP5.
Mark and I were talking at WordCamp NYC (and I think I brought this up a
number of times) that PHP4 is around 10.6% -- not the 14% Matt said on
stage. If we are only .6% points (0./% points for those wanting it to be
below 10%) it might very well happen during the time we are developing
the merge of MU and Stand-alone WordPress in one package.
Mark will chime in once he's all rested up, but I don't have access tot
he real numbers. Clarity will show.
Anyway, back to 2.9 bug hunting. :)
Ken Newman wrote:
> On 11/16/2009 4:18 PM, Demetris wrote:
>> Not that it matters, but I am with Matt on this. The WP versioning
>> scheme is a good self-restraint; it does not leave you any room to
>> play games with numbers. (Or we could end up doing it like Google. We
>> have barely seen their browser yet, and it is already on version 4!)
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> I think there's something to be said of doing it the other way. A 3.0
> release being a "Major" release would allow for major changes that a
> limited number of users may not be ready for, like PHP 5 support and
> removing PHP 4 backporting. Like wise, removing depreciated functions,
> code rewrites, re factoring, and abstractions could be done with less
> disruption on a real full major release because its expected for major
> releases. Going forward, and for a limited time, there would be support
> for 2.9.1, or 2.10 etc for security updates, and those users would have
> to eventually upgrade before support ended. Maintaining two branches
> (one only for security), but for a relatively short term wouldn't be too
> onerous would it? It seems to work for most projects, though I may be
> missing something here.
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