Dropping PHP 4 support for my plugins, moving to PHP 5.2

I have decided to move my WordPress plugins to PHP 5.2 and no longer support PHP 4 per the next major release. There will be one exception and that is my AVH Extended Categories Widget plugin, as I will be releasing version 3.0 very soon and that version is still compatible with PHP 4 but will not be when I release the next major release.

PHP 5.2 was released 3 years ago and is pretty mature by now and besides that, PHP 4 has not been updated nor has it had security fixes since 2008-08-08. Should your hosting provider still offer PHP4 only it is time to find a new hosting provider.

I have decided to move my WordPress plugins to PHP 5.2 and no longer support PHP 4 per the next major release. There will be one exception and that is my AVH Extended Categories Widget plugin, as I will be releasing version 3.0 very soon and that version is still compatible with PHP 4 but will not be when I release the next major release.

PHP 5.2 was released 3 years ago and is pretty mature by now and besides that, PHP 4 has not been updated nor has it had security fixes since 2008-08-08. Should your hosting provider still offer PHP4 only it is time to find a new hosting provider.

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