[php-maint] Plans for wheezy

Lior Kaplan kaplan at debian.org
Sat Jan 7 00:34:53 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 12:57 AM, Raphael Geissert <geissert at debian.org>wrote:

> * Ship 5.4.x
> Requires: another transition, there's an ABI bump
> We would need to prepare packages of 5.4 in experimental. The sooner the
> better. The longer we can make it available for testing will help stabilise
> it. At least the preparations should be made. I haven't followed the
> commits
> for a few months now, so I don't know how the code is, quality-wise.
> The request for mysqlnd comes again, and even though I don't really like
> it,
> we will probably have to make the switch soon.

I'm not updated about the wheezy timetables (or general expectation for
it), but 5.4.0 is expected soon (RC5 was just released) and would probably
have enough time to stabilize (mainly with 5.4.1 or 5.4.2) in order to make
it safe for inclusion in a stable release.

There's a bigger question of the PHP related ecology (e.g. the big CMS
applications) which might be needing a migration or some updates to work
smoothly with PHP 5.4.x. Of course, having 5.4 in experimental would help
this transition. Examples could be SQLite changes (version 3 only) and
removing register_globals.

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