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!

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