[Mediawiki-l] Fwd: about requiring PHP 5.2

Chad innocentkiller at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 21:25:11 UTC 2010

Forwarding to wikitech-l, needs more audience.

I've no love for outdated software, so I'm firmly in
the +1 camp.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ashar Voultoiz <hashar+wmf at free.fr>
Date: Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 3:39 PM
Subject: [Mediawiki-l] about requiring PHP 5.2
To: mediawiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org


Looking at INSTALL it seems we are still supporting PHP version 5.1
which is 5 years old in a couple of weeks.  This is getting old and
prevents developers from using some new features.

Ideally we could raise it to 5.3 to get Namespace support, closures but
that might be to early since most webhost probably still use 5.2.x.

Would it be possible to consider raising the requirement to at least
5.2.0 ?  This would give us native JSON support and most probably the
filter extension enabled by default.  The later can be used to speed up
the input validation.


Ashar Voultoiz

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