[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #7350: Drop support of WordPress 4.2

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Wed Nov 16 20:59:35 UTC 2016

#7350: Drop support of WordPress 4.2
 Reporter:  slaFFik      |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  2.8
Component:  Core         |     Version:
 Severity:  major        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |

Comment (by DJPaul):

 Updating the minimum version just means we need to update the Travis-CI
 config, as well as the minimum version number in the plugin header. Unlike
 the change associated with supporting PHP 5.3 as that minimum version,
 changing the minimum WordPress version does NOT mean we can or should
 break backwards compatibility.

 From https://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/wordpress-version-
 compatibility/, emphasis mine:

 > By extension: When we “drop support” for a version of WordPress, it
 means we stop including it in our builds, stop answering support questions
 related to that specific WP version, and stop putting function_exists()
 checks (and the like) targeting that version when building new BP
 features. *Dropping support does not mean that we will actively try to
 break older versions of WP*

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7350#comment:2>
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