On his blog today, Ilia Alshanetsky has posted an update on one of the last issues before PHP 5.2 is released - the Filter extension - and some of the problems that have surrounded it.
If you have been monitoring PHP's internal mailing list you probably know that over the last few weeks we've been locked in a stalemate in regard to the API revision of the filter extension brought to light by Dan from our documentation team. This is also the reason why despite this being early October PHP 5.2 is still not out.
He mentions the commit that was made to include it into the current build, and no complaints have been lodged against it. He also comments that, with this isse out of the way, developers can look for PHP 5.2RC5 out as soon as this Thursday (10.05.06). Ilia also gives a brief tour of the filter extension's functions.