I have other software that requires this to be off.
Since it is deprecated, I tend to think that I should leave it off. Is there anyway I can set this on a per-program/directory basis? Are there any plans to refactor to avoid using it in the future?
Yes--Matthias has been fixing the functions that need to have it on in the CVS. I'm not sure if he's finished this task or not, nor am I positive that it will be done in time for 0.8. I leave it on on my development boxes for other needs, but will turn it off this weekend & can give you an estimate of how far away we are.
Excellent, I look forward to the results. I can always use a virtual host, but anything that moves away from a default install is bad. Oh, and thx for the quick reply.
So I have finally done some testing of Matthias's modifications. His fix seems good with register_globals either on or off. I would imagine it is ready for the next release.