[wp-hackers] Drop PHP4 support entirely?

Jamie Holly hovercrafter at earthlink.net
Sat Jul 7 20:35:38 GMT 2007

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> In the end, yes, I think it would. It might not be in the beginning,
> but in
> the future, we'll be able to make WordPress even better. We'll be able
> to
> make it more efficient and more secure, and not have to work around
> difference in PHP 4 and 5. It'll make development better, too, since we
> won't have to test in PHP 4, too.
> So, the difference isn't going to happen right away, it's going to be
> something that's going to make WordPress better in the future.
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> Matt (speedboxer at gmail.com)
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That is what I was more or less getting at. I don't see a bunch of users pushing their hosting companies (or fleeing them) if a new version of WP comes out and lacks a reason to make them want to switch. If there isn't some great new features, then they will most likely stick with the status quo (look at the number of sites still running 2.0.x and even 1.5.x). 

Now if the GOPHP5 people can get Netenberg to join in and say that the software offered by Fantastico will require PHP5, then the odds of this being successful just skyrocketed. :D

Jamie Holly

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