[php-maint] Thoughts about PHP 5.3

Ondřej Surý ondrej at debian.org
Tue Aug 25 21:01:10 UTC 2009

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 21:08, Raphael Geissert<geissert at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tuesday 25 August 2009 13:08:16 Ondřej Surý wrote:
> [...]
>> And BTW php5 packages have compiled just fine and if we agree I could
>> rebuild i386 and amd64 (-B) packages and upload them to unstable. I
>> would like just to hear ACK from other co-maintainers.
> I personally don't like the idea of uploading 5.3 to unstable just yet.
> Reasons:
> * The code is far away from being as "stable" as 5.2.x

"stable" as in #542514? :) The idea of uploading 5.3 to unstable came
up with recent load of bug reports filled on 5.2.10.

> * Upstream does still support 5.2.x and it seems like they will provide at
> least another 5.2 release
> * Packages in the archive need to be verified for proper compatibility with
> 5.3
> * Although we could at most expect 5.2.12 to be released which would become
> more or less obsolete during squeeze's life cycle, shipping current 5.3 would
> not help either as the code still needs a lot of work and is very likely to
> change in some probably not very compatible ways.
> And finally, if we freeze in December it would be better to ship 5.2.x so that
> the delta between lenny and squeeze is minimal and would give enough time for
> 5.3 to get mature enough for squeeze+1.

Ok, what about discussing this on debian-release?

Ondřej Surý <ondrej at sury.org>

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