By Deane Barker on July 24, 2007

GoPHP5.org – helping speed the transition to PHP 5.2: On the heels of our WordPress/PHP5 discussion yesterday and the PHP end-of-life announcement, this site is trying to get everyone to abandon PHP4 and break backwards compatibility.

Therefore, the listed software projects have all agreed that effective February 5th, 2008, any new feature releases will have a minimum version requirement of at least PHP 5.2.0.

They have some big ones in there: Drupal, phpMyAdmin, CivicCRM, Gallery, oSCommerce, Solar, Typo3, etc. I guess I’m going to side with these guys. It’s time to bid PHP4 farewell, I’m afraid.

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  1. And all this time I had thought backward compatibility was a good thing…

    Not when it holds up progress. There’s long been an argument that Java 3 should break backwards compatibility and “fix” a bunch of issues in Java 2 that have driven developers nuts/

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