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Page 1: Drupal system requirements: past, present and future Jeremy Epstein 18 May 2008.

Drupal system requirements: past, present and future

Jeremy Epstein18 May 2008

Page 2: Drupal system requirements: past, present and future Jeremy Epstein 18 May 2008.

Drupal is built on the shoulders of giants

Page 3: Drupal system requirements: past, present and future Jeremy Epstein 18 May 2008.

PHP dying? gophp5.org PHP4 end of life:

no more feature releases since end of 2007

No more security releases after 8 Aug 2008

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When Past Present Future

Drupal 5.x 6.x 7.x

PHP Version >= 4.3.5 >= 4.3.5 >= 5.2.0

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Proper OO

SimpleXML PDO

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MySQL: “the Drupal database” Lacking in

features Postgres:

neglected sibling More robust

Others: experimental support at best

SELECT *FROM {databases}WHERE name IN(

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When Past Present Future

Drupal 5.x 6.x 7.x

MySQL Version >= 4.1 >= 4.1.1 >= 5.0

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Drupal 7 will let you hammer in any old DBMS

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When the blocks fit together, anything is

possible


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