PHP 5.3.0 pushed back to June 30th
The PHP developers have decided to put back the release of the final version of PHP 5.3 because of errors in the development code which can cause PHP to crash. The new deadline is now the 30th of June. Originally, the release was due to appear this Thursday (25th) evening, but because of critical bugs in PHP extensions the developers have moved the release date.
The critical bugs include a crash in the new MySQL native driver, an initialisation problem on SPARC systems, and a crash issue with Date. In the past few days, it has been decided that non-critical bugs will be fixed in version 5.3.1
The new version of PHP contains many fundamental enhancements and features, including support for namespaces, late static binding, Phar archives, Lambda functions and closures, Nowdoc syntax and the controversial goto statement.