I'm a bit concerned about the lack of information from the guys at Dreamhost. It would be really appreciated if there were a plan or roadmap available, so we could have an idea of what's in the future.
I don't mind waiting for PHP5.3 (although it HAS been nearly 1.5 years). But if we have no information, I feel like I would have to assume the worst: that the server guys don't really care about the matter. I hope that it's not the case.
My last contact with support about 5.3 was that it wasn't coming yet. The reason was something about the repository package version. Debian was mentioned, I believe.
Does anyone know if the Debian package version is still 5.2? I've heard of Debian packages being slow to update... but is it this bad? The php5 package page says 5.2.6 but I don't know if I'm looking at the correct page.
Dotdeb.org has the latest 5.3.3 as a Debian package, and I believe that's the repository that many people use for Debian LAMP servers, so why not get it from there?