[development] PHP version stats

David Metzler metzlerd at metzlerd.com
Sat Mar 24 15:11:22 UTC 2007

Yep, I agree that this is problematic for dropping support for PHP  
4.  I think that this is not likely to change until there's wider  
adoption for php 5 by the vendors who bundle LAMP with operating  
systems.  Redhat ES 4 and Mac OSX still default ship with php 4 as  
the default install.  My personal preference would be to hold off  
requiring PHP5, assuming our goal is to make drupal available to the  
masses :).

I'm not opposed to people writing modules that require PHP 5, but I  
think realistically it will be hard to force this hand when the  
commercially supported OS's will not provide automatic updates for  
PHP 5.  I've been frustrated by this for a while, and wonder why the  
big boys haven't moved in such a long time.  Hmm... I wonder if it  
might not be good to ask this question on the drupal service  
providers list to see what impact it might have for those who host  
drupal sites?

That being said my hosting vendor does provide php 5, as I do at the  
school I work for.   Seems like we're close.

On Mar 23, 2007, at 1:36 PM, Karoly Negyesi wrote:

> Hi,
> You can find monthly graphs on nexen, the latest is
> http://www.nexen.net/chiffres_cles/phpversion/16636- 
> php_statistics_for_february_2007.php
> Regards
> NK

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