[mapserver-dev] Drop PHP4 support in MS 6.0?

Kralidis,Tom [Ontario] Tom.Kralidis at ec.gc.ca
Mon Jan 25 18:45:10 EST 2010



-----Original Message-----
From: mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org on behalf of Alan Boudreault
Sent: Mon 25-Jan-10 18:41
To: Daniel Morissette
Cc: 'MapServer Dev Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [mapserver-dev] Drop PHP4 support in MS 6.0?
A strong +1 !! :)

Daniel Morissette wrote:
> Hi Devs,
> Does anyone see a need for maintaining PHP 4.x support in MapServer 6? 
> If not then I would move that we drop PHP 4 support in MapServer 6.0 
> to take full advantage of PHP 5.
> At the moment, we support both PHP 5 and PHP 4. However, if we dropped 
> PHP4, we could better take advantage of some PHP 5 (ZEND Engine 2) 
> features. I am thinking of better mechanisms to handle the mapping of 
> C structs to PHP class properties for instance (see 
> http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/ticket/3273#comment:1).
> Since PHP 4 has reached its end of life on 2007-12-31 (2 years ago) 
> and is no longer available on the php.net website, and PHP 5 has been 
> around for about 5 years now, I don't think that would be considered a 
> drastic change, but I wanted to check here before we move forward.
> I'll start with my +1 for dropping PHP 4 support in MapServer 6.0.
> Daniel

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