[wp-hackers] WordPress 3

Doug Stewart zamoose at gmail.com
Fri May 18 02:47:48 GMT 2007

On 5/17/07, Marcos Sader | marcosmedia <m at marcosmedia.com> wrote:
> On 5/17/07, Jeremy Visser <jeremy.visser at gmail.com> wrote:
> > DD32 wrote:
> > > Except the PHP4 support being droped, I think we all know that the hosts
> > > arnt likely to upgrade to PHP5 accross the board.
> >
> > WordPress is quite high-profile software, and something like a big WP
> > release (WordPress 3) with the addition of dropping PHP4 support would
> > send a very clear and strong messages to hosts out there. I really think
> > they would scramble to PHP5 in order to keep their customers happy.
> We've had this discussion so many times, the answer is clear,
> WordPress won't drop support for PHP4 in the short term. Why? Because
> that will be an improvement aimed just to developers, and WordPress is
> about users first.
> And no, it won't be an "strong message" neither will they switch to
> PHP5 just because it is a WordPress requirement.
> > I mean, WP2.0 is still supported until 2010, so that's always an option
> > for those left in the dust.

We're not talking short-term.  2.3 and 2.4 and even 2.5 have that
covered. We're talking 3 and the arguments thus far point to a radical
rewrite -- what better to do than go to PHP5+ as a part of that?



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