[MediaWiki-l] What PHP version do you use?

Francis Franck francis.franck at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 20:55:41 UTC 2015

I'm afraid you've got a point there, Boris. Your not alone.

Contrary to you, I 've (up to now) tried to keep everything up to date. I
must now admit that the advantages of doing so are rapidly vanishing. Too
often this ends in a time consuming trial and error, leading into fault
messages and malfunction, hence a loss of confidence. I think I will change
policies and keep things as they are until I notice a more coherent upgrade

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 9:34 PM, Boris Steipe <boris.steipe at utoronto.ca>

> Just to counter that, you are overlooking a crucial point ...
> On Dec 7, 2015, at 11:44 AM, Ray Paseur <ray.paseur at armedia.com> wrote:
> > I believe that using the latest software is almost always a good idea.
> We are going to upgrade eventually - why deny ourselves the benefits of the
> latest software by putting off the upgrades?  The only argument in favor of
> delay would be a breaking change, and this is something that the authors of
> the software must publicize.
> I hold off updates as long as at all possible, the reason being that over
> the last years new versions of the software have almost never come with
> tangible benefits to my core use. It is almost always just fixing
> edge-cases we don't care about and better support for things we don't use.
> Why? Because we have developed a workflow around the software as it existed
> about three years ago and there is really no reason to change that. The
> benefit of not using the latest is that we get to skip releases and frankly
> every single release just takes way, way to long to install and verify and
> fix across our multiple Wikis. Every release I can skip gives me half a day
> of my life!
> The release cycles are too short. As far as I'm concerned, MediaWiki works
> oK, if it would do just what it does; that would be nice, and aspiring to
> anything else is just not what I'm interested in. The only reason why I'm
> constantly on the lookout for alternatives to MW are the frequent
> required/recommended updates.
> I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this.
> Now, if a new version would come out that would autoupdate and configure
> itself and make sure it keeps on working with my (completely standard)
> extensions, that would be nice. Too modern?
> Boris
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