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Rui Mendes

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PHP 4 end of life announcement
« on: July 24, 2008, 11:14:34 am »

13-Jul-2007 it is exactly three years ago since PHP 5 has been released. In those three years it has seen many improvements over PHP 4. PHP 5 is fast, stable & production-ready and as PHP 6 is on the way, PHP 4 will be discontinued.

The PHP development team hereby announces that support for PHP 4 will continue until the end of this year only. After 2007-12-31 there will be no more releases of PHP 4.4. We will continue to make critical security fixes available on a case-by-case basis until 2008-08-08. Please use the rest of this year to make your application suitable to run on PHP 5.

For documentation on migration for PHP 4 to PHP 5, we would like to point you to our migration guide. There is additional information available in the PHP 5.0 to PHP 5.1 and PHP 5.1 to PHP 5.2 migration guides as well.

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Re: PHP 4 end of life announcement
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 02:25:29 pm »

I don't see how I'll be supporting PHP4 much past the end of the year when main development ends and as such I've been asking some of my larger customers to make sure their applications are ready for PHP5. I've a spare testing server now and I've been gradually moving people. I'd think that most hosting companies would be of a similar thinking rather than waiting for next August when security fixes stop.
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