[TYPO3-core] PHP version requirement

Michael Stucki michael.stucki at typo3.org
Tue Mar 19 22:45:54 CET 2013

Hi Stefan,

please read again:

| New releases may break the compatibility of software requirements if
| there is a good reason for it. Such changes should be announced on the
| Core Team mailing list before they are committed.

It does not exclude any changes, but it makes a prior announcement of
the change on the core list necessary. It will allow us to discuss the
change and decide if it is worth the price of breaking compatibility.

The class_alias() issue was definitely worth the price, but other
changes maybe won't. In any case it's good to raise awareness for the

IMHO that's still a huge step forward. Do you think there's anything
wrong with it?

Greetings, Michael

Am 19.03.2013 22:34, schrieb Stefan Neufeind:
> 5.3.7 was chosen for a technical reason. If Debian ships an older
> version with backports imho that's not something we can officially
> support (Does not work on original 5.3.3 but since certain
> Debian-patchlevel XYZ). Other distributions at least upgrade inside the
> 5.3.x-train :-(
> Of the four mentioned distributions at least RHEL and CentOS are "equal"
> by design.
> I agree that the "plan" to have it run on the most commonly used
> hosting-plattforms is okay. But when it comes to giving certain
> version-numbers somewhere, I'd suggest to stick to the original
> PHP-versions.
> If Debian feels like backporting each and everything (and by that maybe
> also breaking something?), fine but not really our business.
> Regards,
>  Stefan
> On 03/19/2013 10:24 PM, Michael Stucki wrote:
>> Hi Oliver, hi all,
>> does Ernestos reply solve your objections? If not, let me know.
>> Otherwise I would like to proceed and add the text to the release workflow.
>> Greetings, Michael
>> Am 12.03.2013 18:36, schrieb Ernesto Baschny [cron IT]:
>>> Hi,
>>> It's not a promise, but a commitment ("should always be compatible").
>>> Just as we are commited to fix security bugs in TYPO3 releases, we
>>> should be commited to make TYPO3 work at least in the most used platforms.
>>> The text would make it clear what the minimal expected PHP versions
>>> should at most be for each release. Of course it can be a hurtfully
>>> constraint, but one that the public (users, hosters, ...) will generally
>>> welcome.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Ernesto
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