[php-maint] Bug#751112: release-notes: [jessie] Document changes in PHP 5.4->5.5 upgrade

Niels Thykier niels at thykier.net
Tue Jan 20 17:37:47 UTC 2015

On 2015-01-15 10:38, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> Hi Niels,
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2015, at 08:20, Niels Thykier wrote:
>> On 2015-01-15 00:52, Lior Kaplan wrote:
>>> [...]
>>> I think it would be worth to mention the JSON extension is now external (to
>>> php.net).
>>> Kaplan
>> Can you please clarify that?  According to
>> http://php.net/manual/en/json.installation.php, the JSON extension seems
>> to be bundled with PHP itself since 5.2.0 with no "end" date/version
>> (unless Debian has compiled it out)?
> The bundled json extension has JSON NO_EVIL licenses, so it had to be
> cut out and replaced by pecl-json-c extension.
> We had some problems detangling circular dependencies, but it should be
> sorted out automatically and the extension is installed by default. I
> think right now the functionality is exact (or almost exact).
> But Lion is right that it's probably worth mentioning it in release
> noted.
> O.

Ack, thanks.  I applied the following patch to document that JSON
change.  A(nother) review is appreciated. :)


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