[development] Code freeze?

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Thu Jun 26 15:12:37 UTC 2008

Nancy Wichmann wrote:
> Dries Buytaert wrote:
>> If people are supportive to the idea of pushing back the code freeze
>> date, I'll write up an announcement.
> I agree that there is still considerable resistance to D6, so let's not push
> D7 so hard.
> However, there is a side note to this that I would love to see more heavily
> pushed: I am still getting module issues related to PHP 4 (even 4.3) and
> MySql 4.  And the users are saying they don't want to push their hosts to
> upgrade. I really would like to see a lot more emphasis on getting hosting
> companies ready now, rather than later.
> In every issue I have where infrastructure releases may be involved, I point
> out the need to upgrade. But I seem to be the only one who is pointing this
> out to them.
> It's going to take some hosting companies a while to get updated, so we need
> to be pushing this now - even for a first of 2009 roll-out.

At this point, I'd suggest just adding a requirement to your module for 
PHP5 if you like. PHP4 has been EOL'd, after all.

It should not surprise Dries in the slightest that I am in favor of a 
2009 code freeze leading to a late 2009 or even scheduled 2010 release 
for 2007. I don't see a need to rush; and I am in complete agreement 
with the general opinion that, as Drupal has matured, so too should its 
release cycle slow down.

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