a quick note: It's just a bit more than a month since 5.3.5 but as 5.3.5 didn't include most fixes done since 5.3.4 it's already time for 5.3.6. Therefore 5.3.6RC1 will come on Thursday 17th, packaging Wed 16th evening my time (Europe) Please make sure you don't break too much with last minute commits. Please test the 5_3 branch. I hope for a quick RC cycle.
Please note that there won't be VC6 builds on Windows anymore to reduce maintenance work needed etc.
The first release candidates of 5.3.6 was just released for testing and can be downloaded here:
http://downloads.php.net/johannes/php-5.3.6RC1.tar.bz2 (md5sum: f78d7b47ddbfca42ebdfcdef2adfe859)
This is the first step in the release process of this versions and goal is having a 2nd RC two weeks from now. Majority of the changes are of the "bug fix" variety. To ensure that the release is solid, please test this RC against your code base and report any problems that you encounter.