openPR Logo
Press release

PHP projects join forces to Go PHP 5

07-06-2007 01:33 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: GoPHP5

GoPHP5

GoPHP5

5 July 2007 — A consortium of PHP developers has announced today that several leading Open Source PHP projects will be dropping support for older versions of PHP in upcoming releases of their software as of February 5, 2008 as part of a joint effort to move the PHP developer community fully onto PHP version 5.

The Symfony, Typo3, phpMyAdmin, Drupal, Propel, and Doctrine projects have all announced that their next release after February 5, 2008 will require PHP version 5.2 as part of a coordinated effort at GoPHP5.org, and have issued an open invitation to any other PHP projects and applications, both open source and proprietary, that want to participate in the effort.

Most PHP-based web applications today run in both PHP version 4 and PHP version 5. PHP 4 was released in 2000, and quickly cemented itself as one of the dominant web development languages. Version 5 was released in 2004 with dramatic improvements in functionality, but adoption has been slow due mostly to the "chicken and egg" problem that accompanies many new platform releases.

"Most of the PHP developers I talk to want to use PHP 5 but can't because so many web hosts offer PHP 4 by default," said Larry Garfield, a Drupal developer and one of GoPHP5.org's founders. "The hosts won't upgrade until projects do, but projects won't upgrade until the hosts do. That has made a lot of projects reluctant to be the first to drop support for PHP 4, so we've decided that we will all be first."

By pre-announcing plans to require PHP 5.2 in upcoming software versions in 2008, GoPHP5 hopes to provide web hosts with the incentive to upgrade their servers to newer, more stable, more feature-rich versions of PHP as well as sufficient time to do so. Users that are already using current versions of participating projects won't be left out in the cold, either. All involved projects will continue to support current releases on PHP 4 for their normal life cycle, giving both users and hosts time to plan and implement an upgrade.

"The phpMyAdmin project is very enthusiastic to join the GoPHP5 initiative," added phpMyAdmin's project lead, Marc Delisle. "We see GoPHP5 as a way both to improve our product's new versions — not always having to add workarounds to remain PHP4-compatible — and improve the experience of our users — by projecting the correct message about the PHP system itself and its evolution."

PHP 5 offers developers a wide array of features designed to make developing fast, modern web applications faster and easier. That includes vastly improved XML handling for Web services, an integrated SQL database called SQLite, better handling of time zones, dramatically improved security tools, stronger object-oriented functionality, and more.

Many PHP projects already require PHP 5. Encouraging a larger installed-base of PHP 5 will broaden the market for those projects as well.

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development. PHP is one of the leading web development languages in the world, running on a third of the world's web servers. It is the platform of choice for companies from Yahoo to Facebook as well as the most widely-available development platform on shared hosting, which powers millions of web sites world wide.

For more information:
http://gophp5.org/
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/gophp5.php
http://drupal.org/gophp5

Press Contact:
larry.garfield@gophp5.org

Drupal is one of the leading open source content management frameworks in the world, and is used by companies ranging from Yahoo to IBM. Typo3 is a powerful content management framework especially popular in Europe. phpMyAdmin is widely deployed as a means to easily manage a MySQL database server through a web interface. Symfony is a rich web application framework written in PHP that leverages Propel, a powerful database abstraction and object mapping system. Doctrine provides a rich object-relational mapping tool for developers to drastically speed development of complex web applications.

Main press contact:
Larry Garfield
GoPHP5 Outreach Coordinator and Co-founder
larry.garfield@gophp5.org (preferred)
773-931-0277

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release PHP projects join forces to Go PHP 5 here

News-ID: 23588 • Views: 1157

More Releases for PHP

Best Custom PHP Development Company
How to find top PHP development companies? Here is the list of top PHP developers that offer professional PHP web app development services. When it comes to web and software development, PHP is the preferred choice as it is a robust platform that helps build feature-rich solutions. But to have a customized and highly efficient solution, a software seeker must hire only the best PHP developer. With thousands of PHP
Adventure PHP Framework (APF) 2.0 released
The APF team is proud to announce the first stable release of the 2.X series after more than 9 months of intensive work on code, documentation and project management! APF release 2.0 is a huge milestone in history of the framework and smoothes the way for new functionality to come. Download the new version today and benefit from various new features! The biggest change of this new version is about the totally
PHP Application development India
PHP programming is an open source scripting language, which is not complicated. Today various websites use PHP programming because the open source platform makes the language quite flexible enough for making modifications in the coding of any website and adding any new application, which is an open source of many languages. Concept Infoway offers affordable PHP Application development India solutions that are used for dynamic building of the websites. PHP
PHP gets better with Zend
The Zend framework for PHP is one of the best frameworks available to the web developers today. Besides saving lot of precious time, Zend offers various beneficial features that allow developers to build complicated websites with ease. As Zend PHP requires lesser coding it has become a preferred tool for developers to develop rapid applications and give structure to intended projects. In short Zend integrates all the goodness of PHP
Dedicated PHP Programmers - outsourcing PHP web development in demand
Outsourcing PHP development services & hiring dedicated PHP web developers are emerging as ideal options for offshore customers looking to have a usable dynamic website. Whether it is building the website from scratch or upgrading an existing website, the dedicated PHP developers of Web Development Companies in India has set new benchmarks and enjoy a long track of successfully accomplished projects. Since today, PHP is considered as one of the most
PHP Web Development - Hire PHP developer or PHP Programming services & Get SEO F …
Hire a PHP developer or a Joomla developer and get basic SEO services worth $75 absolutely free at one of the most renowned web development company TIS India. These expert PHP web development services are offered so that our clients can make their websites reach their target market globally for free. The offer is valid till December 31, 2010. Anyone who places an order for website development worth 1000+ is