[wp-hackers] PHP 5 any time soon?

Jordi Canals jcanals at alkivia.net
Fri Jan 15 00:20:44 UTC 2010

I just make a check on my plugins as them only work on PHP-5. If there is no
PHP 5.0.0 or higher installed on server, the plugin just shows an "admin
warning" and does nothing.

As we do with WordPress, I think we have to encourage to have a reasonable
current version of PHP, as it is releated also to security. I think PHP-4 is
not a reasonable current version, and everybody had a lot of time to update
servers to a newer version. Just consider that PHP-4 support was
discontinued two years ago. (With the last security fix on Aug, 7 2008
(thats a long time ago).

I think nobody imagines to write plugins compatible with a WordPress version
two years old... think the same is about an obsolete PHP version.

Jordi Canals.

2010/1/15 Shane A. Froebel <shane at bugssite.org>

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> Reality the threshold is going to get lower sooner than later when
> plugins stop supporting PHP4 and I know a lot of good object oriented
> programing for plugins can only support PHP5.
> I really is a matter of 2 *maybe 3* versions before we are forced to
> switch over to PHP5. I love to see it sooner because then I wouldn't
> have to check for php4 functions.
> Food for thought. :-)
> Your Friend, Shane
> http://bugssite.org/

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