PHP 5.6.0beta1 released

Jan Rękorajski baggins at
Tue Apr 22 11:15:03 CEST 2014

On Mon, 21 Apr 2014, Elan Ruusamäe wrote:

> how you see php future in pld-th?
> i see now that we should merge 5.5 -> php, 5.3 -> php53, so we would 
> have php52, php53, php (5.2, 5.3, 5.5) versions
> and when 5.6 is released, php.spec would be 5.6
> the reason for still keeping php name would be that i version control my 
> /etc, so php dir rename is annoying as have to manually migrate vcs data 
> from one
> dir to another to preserve history.
> and for most of people who just want to upgrade to "latest" switching 
> package names is annoying as you have to install all packages with 
> different name and migrate configs

Makes sense to me. I'm just not sure if we should still keep 5.2, AFAIK
there are no problems upgrading 5.2 -> 5.3 (no big incompatible changes?).
So I would leave 5.3 and 5.5, and maybe even drop 5.5 when 5.6 comes out.
But I leave the decision to you as I'm not PHP expert.

Jan Rękorajski                                 | PLD/Linux
SysAdm                                         |

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