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Discuss: MyBB and 2008 Compatibility Information (PHP 5)
11-17-2007, 07:45 AM
Post: #21
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I'm not sure how to feel about this announcement. It's great to make the code cleaner but it means my board may not work anymore.
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11-17-2007, 07:48 AM (This post was last modified: 11-17-2007 07:48 AM by Faby.)
Post: #22
RE: Discuss: MyBB and 2008 Compatibility Information (PHP 5)
Great Big Grin
My current host has 5.2.1.. But I'm buying a new one in december, so, I'll be very careful about what I choose Toungue

And I got so excited when I saw a new announcement. I thought 1.4 was released Toungue
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11-17-2007, 07:49 AM
Post: #23
RE: Discuss: MyBB and 2008 Compatibility Information (PHP 5)
If your web host is presently using PHP 4 and dp not have plans to upgrade to PHP 5 by the end of the year, then I'd seriously consider switching web hosts.

Or, you could possibly ask them if they can upgrade to PHP 5 and tell them why: The PHP Group are dropping support for PHP 4 in January 2008.
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11-17-2007, 07:59 AM
Post: #24
RE: Discuss: MyBB and 2008 Compatibility Information (PHP 5)
Yeah, I asked my host a while ago, and he said he would. He did it just the other day, and added PgSQL as well, which I prefer over MySQL, so I am very happy Smile
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11-17-2007, 08:10 AM (This post was last modified: 11-17-2007 08:12 AM by judel.)
Post: #25
RE: Discuss: MyBB and 2008 Compatibility Information (PHP 5)
Chris Boulton Wrote:PHP 5.2.0 was released in November, 2006. The majority of PHP 5 installations will be running PHP 5.2.0+, because most upgrades have happened within the last year.

PHP 5.2.0 contains some of the necessary functions we hope to make use for. If however, people are running anything less then we'll consider adding some type of backwards compatibility to it (not for PHP 4, however)
Thanks for responding. I guess my main point was that let's say it took someone 2 years to upgrade to 5.0...they certainly will not turn right around and upgrade to 5.2. I just found out that my host is offering an upgrade that supports php 5, but they warn that it could break our sites. It goes without saying that has me a bit worried.

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11-17-2007, 08:17 AM
Post: #26
RE: Discuss: MyBB and 2008 Compatibility Information (PHP 5)
Chris Boulton Wrote:
judel Wrote:Well, everybody jumped on the fact that my host is still using 4.x but ignored my question, so I'll post it again. Toungue

Maybe this is a stupid question, but I don't know much about php versions. Why is it 5.2+ instead of 5.0+? Is there not a 5.0 or 5.1?

If so, will people really not be getting support for anything before 5.2, even though they are using php5?

PHP 5.2.0 was released in November, 2006. The majority of PHP 5 installations will be running PHP 5.2.0+, because most upgrades have happened within the last year.

PHP 5.2.0 contains some of the necessary functions we hope to make use for. If however, people are running anything less then we'll consider adding some type of backwards compatibility to it (not for PHP 4, however)

Currently, I'm running 5.2.5, which is slowly rolling into the cPanel 11 builds.

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11-17-2007, 10:12 AM
Post: #27
RE: Discuss: MyBB and 2008 Compatibility Information (PHP 5)
Quote:Thanks for responding. I guess my main point was that let's say it took someone 2 years to upgrade to 5.0...they certainly will not turn right around and upgrade to 5.2. I just found out that my host is offering an upgrade that supports php 5, but they warn that it could break our sites. It goes without saying that has me a bit worried.
There is a 99% chance your site will be fine - I'm assuming you're using pre-built scripts for most of your site, which would have been released within the last 3 years - they'd be PHP 5 compatible.

The only people who have issues upgrading to PHP 5 are those running scripts designed 5 or 6 years ago, and even then, written really poorly in the first place.

So yes, if it does manage to break your site (I'd say it won't) then you can always get them to roll you back to PHP 4.

It's scare tactics such as "it'll break your site" which have slowed down the adoption of PHP 5 a lot, and that is all they are - scare tactics and sometimes the occasional problem from a poorly written application.

I run this server on the latest stable releases of both PHP and MySQL and I host a broad range of varying pre-written and custom applications used to drive the various sites hosted on this server. I've not seen a version compatibility problem in the last few years.
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11-17-2007, 10:15 AM
Post: #28
RE: Discuss: MyBB and 2008 Compatibility Information (PHP 5)
I have PHP 4.4.7. Can I use this command in the .htaccess
Quote:AddType x-mapp-php5 .php


because than I have PHP 5.2.5....



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11-17-2007, 12:17 PM
Post: #29
RE: Discuss: MyBB and 2008 Compatibility Information (PHP 5)
Yes, if your web host has added the ability to do something like that, then you will be fine.
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11-17-2007, 02:22 PM
Post: #30
RE: Discuss: MyBB and 2008 Compatibility Information (PHP 5)
great new thanks
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