Since the last release over 30 different bug fixes were made and the two pending patches relating to is_numeric_string() optimization and internal heap protection for the Zend Engine allocator were added. Another important change was the fact that the memory limit is now always enabled and to accommodate this change the default limit value was raised to 128 megabytes to avoid script breakage. We do not anticipate any regressions to be introduced by this RC, but I would still like to ask everyone to take a few minutes and test it against their code base. If you come across any issues report them via http://bugs.php.net/ or reply to this blog post.
will php-5.2.1 work with current APC stable release 3.0.12p2 or will I need the latest CVS version of APC? And more, do you know if the latest CVS versions can be called somewhat "stable"? I don't know if there is any discussion list for APC, maybe you have a pointer (besides general php develompment lists)?
i'm having issues with the CURL and SOAP extensions - and i admit, i'm not the smartest sys admin, but i've been looking up patches and haven't found much. any help would be HUGELY appreciated! thanks.