[wp-hackers] WordPress moving to PHP 5.3x?

Chason Chaffin chason at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 17:19:41 UTC 2012

Well just because everyone else is using an outdated piece of software does
that mean you should too? Lots of people are still using old versions of
timthumb.php, but that doesn't seem like a reason to follow their example.

I don't see any reason for any NEW installation of WordPress to be using
5.2. I'm not saying that 5.3 should be mandatory (although I don't think
its the worst idea from a security stand point), but if you're starting up
a new site and trying to figure out whether or not to use PHP 5.2 or 5.3 I
think the decision is easy.

On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 9:41 AM, John Blackbourn
<johnbillion+wp at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 13 July 2012 17:35, Chason Chaffin <chason at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Unless you're doing something that isn't compatible with 5.3 (which aside
> > from some poorly updated themes, shouldn't be much) I don't see much of a
> > point to working in 5.2.x as opposed to 5.3.x. At this point the 5.3.x
> > branch has been out for almost 3 years, and 5.2.x has been EOL for
> almost 2
> > years.
> Except for the reason given by Otto: "Almost three quarters of the
> WordPress userbase is still on PHP 5.2."
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