Subject: Re: PHPv4 EoL
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 12/07/2007 03:15:35
On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 09:07:31PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Geert Hendrickx <> writes:
> > By the way, said they will continue to provide critical security
> > fixes until August 8, 2008.
> If they are providing "critical security fixes", that's almost not EOL,
> but I suppose it would have to be "security fixes" to be ok.

This is what was posted exactly:

> The PHP development team hereby announces that support for PHP 4 will
> continue until the end of this year only. After 2007-12-31 there will be
> no more releases of PHP 4.4. We will continue to make critical security
> fixes available on a case-by-case basis until 2008-08-08. Please use the
> rest of this year to make your application suitable to run on PHP 5.

I'd mark it "eol" on December 31st, and remove it from pkgsrc (announced in
advance e.g. in a MESSAGE file in 2008Q2) before the 2008Q3 or Q4 branch.