[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #33381: Strategize the updating of minimum PHP version.

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#33381: Strategize the updating of minimum PHP version.
 Reporter:  alexander.rohmann  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement        |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal             |   Milestone:
Component:  General            |     Version:
 Severity:  normal             |  Resolution:  maybelater
 Keywords:                     |     Focuses:

Comment (by stracker.phil):

 Replying to [comment:30 pento]:

 > We tried setting a date years ago, back when we dropped PHP 4 support.
 All it resulted in was people's sites being broken, it didn't hurry the
 transition to PHP 5.
 > ... because we're not in the business of breaking millions of sites on a

 This is the reason why we suggest to ''discontinue automatic updates'' of
 unsupported versions.
 So if someone has a php version that is not supported he will stick with
 an outdated version of WordPress, without a possibility to auto-update.

 > Hosts that I've spoken to aren't using vanilla PHP 5.2 for their sites
 that are still on it, anyway - they have custom builds with security
 patches back ported.

 Do we officially support custom builds PHP now?

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/33381#comment:36>
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