Why not upgrading to PHP minor releases (i.e. php 5.3.5)

Asked by Axel H. on 2011-01-26

Is there a reason why php is still 5.3.3. The 32bit float interpreter bug was fixed in a separate Ubuntu repository but php5 (5.3) has not been upgraded to 5.3.5 which also contains this bugfix AND a lot of other fixes not covered by the Ubuntu repository.
IMHO it should be not a very big deal to stay sync with the latest minor version update of php 5.3.

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Axel H.
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2011-02-04
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Axel H. (staff-pro-unreal) said : #2

Was rejected. PHP will not be upgraded (by now).

Herbert (herbert-fischer) said : #3

I would like to reinforce this problem. Ubuntu 12.04 is using PHP 5.3.10, when there is already PHP 5.3.20 and a lots of bugs fixed.

There are some problems related to some setups that are harder to track (like nginx + php-fpm) and some fixes in PHP can solve some of this problems.

Also, is easier to get support from PHP community with updated packages.

Also, they are MINOR versions. What is wrong in keeping the packages updated with the minor versions?