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 From:  "Chris Buechler" <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] PHP version in m0n0 1.3 beta?
 Date:  Sun, 10 Aug 2008 00:39:05 -0400
On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 10:58 AM, rene moser <mail at renemoser dot net> wrote:
> Joe Nardone wrote:
>>>
>>> i didn't find any information which php version is in m0n0 1.3 beta, did
>>> you
>>> already switch to php 5.x?
>>
>>   * updated PHP to 4.4.8
>
> PHP4 support by php core team has been stopped. Yesterday was the last
> release of it.
>
> Good time point to switch, don't you think?
>

On 1.3 I would say so, but it doesn't concern me that the only "stable
release" (1.3 is very stable, far more stable on a lot of newer
hardware due to the newer FreeBSD version) still reliant on PHP 4.
Without a doubt there will still be patches released for PHP 4.x if
any significant security issues arise, whether or not they become an
official PHP release. There are too many servers still running it
today for no one to care enough to patch any issues that arise.
Knowing Manuel's level of expertise with this stuff he could fix it
himself if necessary.

pfSense is in a similar situation, 1.2.1 is still PHP 4.x because it's
not as simple as just upgrading to PHP 5. pfSense 1.3 is on PHP 5, and
it required several dozen changes to work properly on PHP 5. Not
difficult changes, but a bit of a pain and somewhat time consuming to
find them all. It's not a change that's suitable for a bug fix only
branch, in the case of both m0n0wall and pfSense 1.2x, and it
shouldn't be a concern for users of either.

-Chris