PHP4 End of life, finally


Together with the last and final release of PHP 4.4.8, PHP4 is finally end of life. To quote the php.net news item:

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 4.4.8. It continues to improve the security and the stability of the 4.4 branch and all users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to it as soon as possible. This release wraps up all the outstanding patches for the PHP 4.4 series, and is therefore the last normal PHP 4.4 release. If necessary, releases to address security issues could be made until 2008-08-08.

I’ll post this release notice an effort to spread the word as much as possible: if you’re still developing projects in PHP4, you should seriously consider making the switch to PHP5. To have a quick look of what OOP goodies you can get in PHP5 (and thus make your programming life a lot easier), have a look here.

On the time of writing, there’s about 32 days left for PHP4 to be totally end-of-life. That’s 32 days to clear your php4 sins and start porting your applications to PHP5! To get to know more about that, see the GoPHP5 initiative. Or click the logo on the right menu. You won’t be sorry.