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Bug#657077: transition: php5 5.4

On Mon, Feb  6, 2012 at 20:14:53 +0100, Ondřej Surý wrote:

> 2012/2/6 Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>:
> > On Mon, Feb  6, 2012 at 14:46:51 +0100, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> >
> >> So I would say we are pretty safe on this front.  PHP scripts still could
> >> break in every possible way, but I don't think we would be able to detect
> >> that easily.
> >>
> > Well, there'll need to be *some* way to detect them before release,
> > surely?  Maybe that means testing each php package individually, and
> > gathering a list of which packages have received successful testing.
> > The testing could be done by the individual package maintainers, but
> > it'd be nice if somebody was collecting the results so we know what has
> > or hasn't been tested.
> Yes, that can be done. But ... do we do that for other languages?
> python?  perl?
I'm pretty sure something like that was done for python.  I don't think
perl breaks source level compatibility to anywhere near the same extent
(could be wrong, though).

> Anyway I'll setup a wiki page and when you ack the php5 5.4 upload, I'll mail
> the package maintainers and ask them to test their packages individually.
They can test right now with php from experimental...


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