[wp-hackers] Re: SOAP Interface

Matt speedboxer at gmail.com
Fri May 11 16:15:07 GMT 2007

Problem with MySQL 5 is that it's not installed on most Shared Servers. It's
almost always MySQL 4.

I think we'd be able to safely drop PHP 4 support soon. Since it's possibly
to run PHP 4 and 5 on the same server, there's no reason for not having PHP
5. I doubt we'll see this happen anytime soon in WP, though...

On 5/11/07, Knut-Olav Hoven <hovenko at linpro.no> wrote:
> On Friday 11 May 2007 17:31:03 Shannon Whitley wrote:
> [...]
> > To provide the best support for all users, WordPress has to evolve.  It
> > can't evolve if it plans to support old PHP and MySQL versions forever.
> > That support may be seen as an advantage now, but I believe it will
> > actually result in a disservice to the users.  In some areas, WP won't
> be
> > able to improve due to the limitations of the old support software.  I
> > think it's important to create a support-software roadmap for WP.  By
> all
> > means, run WP2.1 forever on PHP 4, but when you want to upgrade to WP X,
> > you'll need PHP Y and MySQL Z.
> I agree with this. I don't think it is a good idea to allways be backwards
> compatible with "the stone age" (to be on the edge). Of course we should
> not
> be on the bleeding edge either, but at least follow the evolution.
> I currently work on a highly customized WordPress (mostly customized
> through
> plugins and theme) and I often get requests to integrate with other
> software
> and web services.
> It is great that WordPress has such a large amount of users and I don't
> think
> that setting the requirements to PHP5 and MySQL5 will change that. Those
> who
> refuse to upgrade can continue running the latest 2.x release, while the
> rest
> of us run 3.x (or something).
> --
> Knut-Olav Hoven
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> Linpro AS                    http://www.linpro.no/
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