PHP 5.3.8 released

From the PHP Internals mailing list sent @ 12:08 EDT

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate
availability of PHP 5.3.8. This release fixes two issues introduced in
the PHP 5.3.7 release:

  • Fixed bug #55439 (crypt() returns only the salt for MD5)
  • Reverted a change in timeout handling restoring PHP 5.3.6
    behavior, which caused mysqlnd SSL connections to hang (Bug

All PHP users should note that the PHP 5.2 series is NOT supported
anymore. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to PHP 5.3.8.

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Johannes Schl├╝ter
PHP 5.3 Release Master

From here on out one little service to the community I will try to keep up with is echoing the release notes from the PHP list and website.