[development] Go PHP 5, Go!

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Thu Jun 7 14:14:31 UTC 2007

On Thursday 07 June 2007, David Strauss wrote:
> > I definitely agree with that , just trying to be
> > devil's advocate here ;)
> > In a scenario where Drupal moves to PHP 5.2 on Feb
> > 2008, lets say its Drupal 7 then. Will we continue to
> > support Drupal 5.X & Dupal 6.X on PHP 4.X ? Or after
> > the cutoff date all patches and upgrade will be only
> > valid on PHP 5.2 ?
> I think we'll continue to maintain the PHP 4-compatible version as PHP
> 4-compatible until the release itself becomes obsolete.

Yes, the agreement is that new feature releases post that date will assume 
5.2.  Projects are free to maintain support for older releases however they 
like for as long as they like.  Just like Drupal 5 is/will be maintained as 
MySQL 3 compatible for as long as Drupal 5 is maintained even though Drupal 6 
will require MySQL 4.1.

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