On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 9:58 PM, Jim Giner <jim.gi...@albanyhandball.com> wrote: > So with the announced end of the mysql functions (and switching to a > different extension), one would think that my isp/hoster would be a bit more > interested in my dilemma. I tried today to create my first mysqli-based > test script and found that I didn't have that extension. A series of emails > with my tech support told me that the shared server farm does not get > "mysqli" - only their business servers. Since I dont' have a need for and > want to pay more for a 'business server', I'm told I'm s... outta luck. > > Any idea on the approximate date when mysql truly goes away - ie, when is > the proposed (next) update that will completely refuse to recognize it? > Might be ammunition for me.
There is no date yet, but I can say that just today the first serious discussion regarding the first release of the PHP 5.5 branch occurred, with a (very) preliminary target date of February or March of 2013. It's far more likely to see such a major BC change in at least a new minor branch. As for that happening in either the 5.4 or 5.3 series, I wouldn't consider that a serious possibility by any means. As for your hosting provider, it baffles me why they wouldn't support MySQLi, but a quick evaluation shows they still use old versions of Apache and OpenSSL, and are still using unpatched versions of PHP 5.2 in production. That said, they might keep their non-business support to a bare minimum to help control cost, though it does sacrifice some security and functionality. -- </Daniel P. Brown> Network Infrastructure Manager http://www.php.net/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php