[php-maint] Multi version support for php

Walter Kleynscheldt - Hetzner (Pty) Ltd walter.kleynscheldt at hetzner.co.za
Wed Mar 4 09:57:35 UTC 2015

Hi Thomas,

On 2015-03-04 11:39 AM, Thomas Koch wrote:
> On Friday, February 27, 2015 06:41:46 AM Walter Kleynscheldt - Hetzner (Pty) 
> Ltd wrote:
>> Hi Thomas,
>> That sounds like an interesting prospect.
>> As I've mentioned we have a package that we can use for wheezy that we
>> are happy with running at the moment.
>> The rate of changes/patches to php5.6 might change how happy we are with
>> our solution down the track though... ;)
>> I'm not familiar with the process or what channels one should work
>> through to provide funding and how much money we're talking.
>> Can you perhaps elaborate on how this would work?
> Hi Walter,
> I talked with my boss today. We think that the effort might me a bit much to 
> pay for a single company. Why not set up a project on a crowdfunding platform 
> and ask more hosting companies to participate?
> We (comsolit.com) would be interested to do this job. But it would be fair and 
> correct to first ask the regular PHP Team members whether one of them might 
> want to work on this, like Ondřej Surý, Thijs Kinkhorst or Lior Kaplan.
> Do you have a tight time frame for this?
As I've mentioned before, we are happy with what we've done to support
php5.6 on wheezy for now, so we'll gladly wait for Ondrej and team to
get the wheels rolling post-jessie.
"I now have a GSoC student willing to work on that and it's post-jessie
material anyway"


> Regards,
> Thomas Koch

Kind Regards

Walter Kleynscheldt
Platform Engineer
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