Proposal for "Drop requirement of renaming a package when migrating from PHP 4.x to PHP 5.x"

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  • Status: Proposed
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This RFC proposes to drop the requirement of renaming a package when migrating from PHP 4.x to PHP 5.x. It should be a cleare exception for migration from 4.x to 5.x, not within 4.x nor within 5.x nor from 5.x to 6.x.

It would however also be possible to have a fixed rule like "1.5 years after the end of life of a PHP version it is allowed to bump PHP version requirements to any release in the next major version without having to rename the Package".

All that needs to be said is on http://gophp5.org/. People may still argue for PHP 4 like "it always has worked" or "I don't want to upgrade because..." but see the facts: PHP 4 is dead. It's not supported anymore by PHP.net, receives no bug fixes, no security fixes no attention at all.
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  • First Draft: 2009-07-16
  • Proposal: 2009-07-25