[wp-hackers] WordPress 3

Geoffrey Sneddon foolistbar at googlemail.com
Sat May 19 16:09:19 GMT 2007

On 19 May 2007, at 08:01, Matt wrote:

> On 5/17/07, Marcos Sader | marcosmedia <m at marcosmedia.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Hosts are also about users first (well, sometimes money, but users  
> and money
> tie into each other), so when people start emailing support saying  
> that WP3
> is out and it needs PHP5, hosts aren't going to sit their and lose
> customers, they're going to install PHP5.

Most hosts have real reasons for not running PHP5, varying from bugs,  
to security holes (there are some security holes in PHP5 that the  
devs refuse to accept exist).

- Geoffrey Sneddon

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