Re: Will there be a 0.9.x.x release that works with php4?
To be clear, both bbPress and WordPress for that matter still work fine under PHP 4.4.x and technically 4.4.x is still supported officially.
It’s just the specific i18n problem they are encountering, where the fix in 1.0 hasn’t been backported to 0.9
Sam is unlikely to make any further changes to 0.9 unless it’s a security fix or serious performance problem.
I haven’t looked at the fix for 1.0 but I suspect someone could make a patch to make 0.9 do the same thing if they really wanted.