At 06:48 17/4/2001, Sterling Hughes wrote:
>On Tue, 17 Apr 2001, Zeev Suraski wrote:
> > At 05:03 17/4/2001, Sterling Hughes wrote:
> > >Ok, let me just see if I understand...
> > >
> > >move everything out of the distribution (from mysql popular extensions
> > >like mysql to hardly used ones like qtdom), and then, come release time,
> > >package a predefined set of PEAR modules and extensions we want to package
> > >for PHP4.
> >
> > Not really - some of the extensions will remain in PHP.  I believe that the
> > fact that PHP comes bundled with support for some of the most common Web
> > environment applications is still a serious factor in its success.  It did
> > get into a situation when there are simply too many not-too-mainstream
> > extensions in there, though, which makes it very difficult to find a stable
> > point at time to release it.  I wouldn't expect MySQL, Oracle or XML
> > support to be removed from PHP, though.
> >
>Right, that's not what I'm saying...
>I would even suggest that extensions such as the XSLT extension or the
>PostgreSQL extension should be bundled as well (more, just those two as an
>What I meant was that they were taken out of the PHP distribution until a
>release cycle when they are again re-bundled for users to have, so:
>4.1.1-dev == No extensions are bundled
>4.1.1 == Take "stable" versions of predefined extensions out of pear and
>bundle with the php distro.

Well, I'm not sure there's any advantage in doing that, and I can see some 
At any rate, I'd suggest delaying these discussions until the PEAR 
mechanism shows up and matures.  We can make more informed decisions then.


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