Versions 5.2.15 and 5.3.4 of one of the web's most popular programming languages have been released by the PHP developement team. PHP 5.2.15 marks the end of support for the 5.2 series of PHP (which is what they said when they released 5.2.14) and PHP 5.3.4 is a maintenance release, providing over 100 bugfixes and several security patches.
You are strongly urged to upgrade to the latest version of PHP supported by your application and you should be making plans to make your application work on PHP 5.3.
For a full list of changes in PHP 5.3.4, see the ChangeLog. For a full list of changes in PHP 5.2.15 see the ChangeLog at http://www.php.net/Change ... php#5.2.15.
If you are a developer, prepare for upgrading to PHP 5.3 using a migration guide available on http://php.net/migration53.
If you are a site administrator, be sure your hosting provider has made the proper steps for upgrading your services to the latest version of PHP, as well as MySQL and Apache (or IIS, if you are on a Windows serv
Several of the more popular content management systems have already announced support for PHP 5, but there are differences between PHP 5.2 and 5.3 that may make your application inoperable on the new versions. ImpressCMS has just released a version that is compatible with PHP 5.3 and the press release for XOOPS 2.5.0 states it will run on any version of PHP after 5.2.0.