PHP Group to pull plug on PHP 4

Summary:In a notice posted on the project Web site, the Apache-backed PHP Group said there will be no more releases of PHP 4.4 after December 31, 2007.

PHP Group pulls the plug on PHP 4
The open-source PHP Group today announced plans to pull the plug on PHP 4 at the end of this year.

In a notice posted on the project Web site, the Apache-backed group said there will be no more releases of PHP 4.4 after December 31, 2007.

"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," it added.

A migration guide is available for users moving from PHP 4 to PHP 5.

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