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

Lime, Steve D (DNR) Steve.Lime at state.mn.us
Mon Jan 25 18:56:19 EST 2010

From: mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Morissette [dmorissette at mapgears.com]
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 3:31 PM
To: 'MapServer Dev Mailing List'
Subject: [mapserver-dev] Drop PHP4 support in MS 6.0?

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

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 Morissette
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