A little less then a month had passed and we have a new PHP 5 release, 5.2.3 that can downloaded here. As with the prior patch level releases in 5.2.branch, the work continued on improving stability (over 40 bug fixes) and security with a 6 additional security fixes and improvements added. Also, this version contains a few optimizations that hopefully will make this the fastest 5.2 release yet, with improvements in string processing, md5()/sha1() generation and few less syscalls per request.
The official release announcement can be found here and the nitty gritty details can be seen in the ChangeLog.
I am also happy to say that two regressions introduced by prior releases were addressed, relating to timeouts on non-blocking SSL connection as well as lack of HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA under certain conditions.