Zenphoto requirements July 04, 2011
It was with great interest that we read the following announcement from the people at Wordpress: Are You Ready for WordPress 3.2?
Zenphoto has long recommended similar requirements for its installations. Now, however, I think that the handwriting is on the wall. We no longer test in the older PHP and MySQL environments and certainly we will drop their support entirely in the future. Now is the time to prepare your site for this future.
We have just released Zenphoto 1.4.1, so there will be a reasonable window for you to get ready. Zenphoto 1.4.2 is currently targeted for the end of the year. The decision has not yet been finalized. However, there is some unnecessary overhead on Zenphoto to continue to provide for these ancient versions of PHP and MySQL. All will benefit when they are gone.
If you are an Internet Explorer user we suggest you migrate to IE9. This version has made major strides in compatibility. Zenphoto currently does take advantage of HTML supported by IE9. While the fallback for earlier versions of IE is acceptable, the viewing experience, especially on the back end, is superior if you upgrade. As to IE6, we are not sure it is even useable for the back end!
The WordPress site has some recommendations on how to get your ISP or Employer to move forward.
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