User Functions


There are no upcoming events

What's New

Stories last 2 weeks

No new stories

Comments last 2 weeks

No new comments

Trackbacks last 2 weeks

No new trackback comments

Links last 2 weeks

No recent new links

Downloads last 2 weeks

No new files

Welcome to Geeklog Wednesday, December 07 2016 @ 11:21 am EST

Future PHP and MySQL support in Geeklog

  • Contributed by:
  • Views:

As you may have seen, August 8, 2008 saw the release of PHP 4.4.9, the last version of PHP 4, ever. In other words, support for PHP 4 by the PHP developers has now officially ended.

For those of you still running your site on PHP 4, now would be a good time to start looking into upgrading to PHP 5. Check with your hosting service.

What does this mean for Geeklog? While there is no immediate pressure to drop support for PHP 4, it would certainly make our lives a bit easier. There will be a bugfix release for Geeklog 1.5.0 with the exact same minimal requirements as 1.5.0 (i.e. PHP 4.1.0). After that, we will start integrating the results of this year's Summer of Code - and we may very well raise the minimum requirements a bit for that release.

But by how much? Let's have a poll to find out what you are running on.

And while we're at it, we'll throw in the question about MySQL support as well. MySQL 3.23, our current minimal requirement, has long been abandoned by MySQL AB Sun and we will probably drop support for that version soon after the aforementioned 1.5.0 bugfix release. Development of MySQL 4.0 and 4.1 has also ended already, although "extended support" is still available until the end of this year (for 4.0) and 2009 (for 4.1).

So again, please take part in our poll to let us know what you're running on so that we can make plans about which versions of PHP and MySQL to support in the future. Thank you!


Trackback URL for this entry:

[...] Modif... C: Quick Note Links last 2 weeksNo recent new links Older Stories Thursday 14-Aug Future PHP and MySQL support in Geeklog (2) Install from backup coming to Geeklog (1) glFusion v1.0.1 Released (3)Saturday 19-Jul Forum Plugin [...] [read more]

[...] are PHP 4.4.0 and MySQL 4.0.18 (assuming you use MySQL as your database) now. We are currently planning to drop support for PHP 4 entirely in Geeklog 1.8 later this year. Call for Translations Geeklog ships with language files for over 30 [...] [read more]

[...] for Geeklog 1.7.0: You now need PHP 4.4.0 or later and MySQL 4.0.18 or later to run Geeklog. We will drop support for PHP 4 entirely with Geeklog 1.8.0 later this year. What's Related for download list of changes the latest security issue [...] [read more]

[...] deja fuera a CentOS 4 y Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4) y MySQL 4.0.18. Tocando el mismo tema de PHP4, el soporte para éste será descartado por completo con el lanzamiento de la futura versión 1.8.0, que probablemente esté lista a fines de este [...] [read more]

The following comments are owned by whomever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.

  • Future PHP and MySQL support in Geeklog
  • Authored by:LWC on Thursday, August 14 2008 @ 06:16 pm EDT
What's MySQL "AB"?

Also, question 2 makes is irrelevant if you answered "PHP 5" in question 1.
  • Future PHP and MySQL support in Geeklog
  • Authored by:Dirk on Friday, August 15 2008 @ 01:51 am EDT

MySQL AB is the company that developed MySQL. But I forgot that they have since been bought by Sun. Corrected.

And if you're already running on PHP 5, then you could obviously upgrade ;-)