As the release of PHP 5.5.0 is imminent it is time to implement the
decision about PHP 5.3's EOL.
In https://wiki.php.net/rfc/php53eol it was decided that PHP 5.3 should
go into "security only" mode once PHP 5.5 was released. As PHP 5.3.27
has been branched of and is aimed for release in two weeks time
(5.3.27RC1 tomorrow) this will be after 5.5.0 and therefore the last
"regular" PHP 5.3 release.
Currently there is no plan to release 5.3.28 so the
PHP-5.3 BRANCH IS CLOSED NOW.
In case you have missed today's branching point and have regular fixes
please alert me quoting the specific items incl. ETA so 5.3.28 or an
additional 5.3.27RC can be considered.
For security issues please contact me as well as security at php.net for
Good bye 5.3, you were a great step for PHP!
Looking forward to a bright and open future!