[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #6258: Update supported WordPress versions

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Thu Feb 26 22:06:15 UTC 2015

#6258: Update supported WordPress versions
 Reporter:  DJPaul        |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Not sure      |     Version:
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                |

Comment (by boonebgorges):

 WordPress 4.0 was released on September 4, 2014. The n-1 suggestion would
 mean that we are sometimes dropping support for versions of WP that were
 current less than 4 months earlier. This seems pointlessly aggressive.
 Anyone who has managed WordPress installations in corporate or university
 environments knows that update cycles sometimes have to be slower than
 this. (On a related note, I think that security is a red herring here -
 security patches are almost always applied to the last four or five
 release series, even when it's not advertised.)

 I agree that we don't need to go out of our way to support old versions.
 For instance, if we decided to use `WP_Date_Query` for something critical,
 I don't have a problem with bumping minimum version support to 3.7 (when
 `WP_Date_Query` was introduced). In general, the amount of effort we
 should put into supporting a particular legacy version of WP goes down as
 we go back in time. (And actually, I'm now remembering that we support
 date queries for activity, but we do a `class_exists()` check. IMO this is
 a minimal compatibility check and thus is a no-brainer, but if other
 people hated it, I think it'd be fine to drop 3.6 support now.)

 If it ain't broke....

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