[php-maint] Plans for wheezy

Thijs Kinkhorst thijs at debian.org
Tue Jan 10 08:10:42 UTC 2012

On Sun, January 8, 2012 03:44, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 01/08/2012 01:26 AM, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
>> We shouldn't have anything in the archive that depends on
>> register_globals, so this seems like a good thing to me.
> Unfortunately, register_globals may be in use in other things not in the
> archive. I'm thinking namely about OSCommerce, which famously uses
> antediluvian setups, but that's not the only one. And I'm not even
> scratching the itches of the (often very lame) scripts from my customers.
> So, yes, register_globals is a bad thing, but no, it's not a good thing
> to have it totally removed: it's going to be a painful migration!

If upstream is removing it, we need to remove it at one point or the
other. We cannot sustain to support 5.3 indefinitely. The only question is
when we stop to support it.

Stuff that hasn't yet migrated away by now is only going to migrate away
when forced to. Waiting a bit longer isn't going to solve these cases.


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