[wp-hackers] Re: Drop PHP4 support entirely?

Ozh ozh at planetozh.com
Fri Jul 6 08:24:18 GMT 2007

While I admit I mostly don't care about PHP4 or 5 and leave this
strategic decision to big guns, I do think WP should officially state
about the future, be it something unclear and fuzzy as "WP 3.0 will go

If nothing is stated, sooner or later some crazy dude will start
rewriting WP for PHP5 and start a wphp5 project on sourceforge or
something. This will be no "threat" to WP's user base, but will
obviously dilute a bit the brand image.

Hope I wasn't too unclear, I'm in the middle of packing things for a
month holidays :)


On 7/6/07, Matt <speedboxer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/5/07, ozgreg <wphackers at galleryembedded.com> wrote:
> > We are going to have this discussion over and over again until we set a
> > line in the sand and say for example Wordpress 3.0 will require PHP 5.x
> >
> > Only when we do that, will the hosting companies react..
> >
> > Gallery2 is also considering moving to php5 as well, and I know a number
> > of other CMS's are also in the same camp, so lets stop talking about this
> > and act..
> Agreed. Let's have WP 3 support PHP 5.2 (supporting 5.0 and 5.1 would be
> silly), and continue supporting WP 2.3 w/ PHP 4 support for awhile.
> We should probably still continue supporting MySQL 4, though. ;)
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