[TYPO3-core] PHP version requirement

Stefan Neufeind typo3.neufeind at speedpartner.de
Tue Mar 19 22:51:22 CET 2013

On 03/19/2013 10:45 PM, Michael Stucki wrote:
> 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
> situation.
> IMHO that's still a huge step forward. Do you think there's anything
> wrong with it?

Hi Michael,

sorry if I might have sounded rude. I agree with your statement this is
already a good step forward. And I appreciate take the step.

Thanks for your (all) work and commitment.


> 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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