It's already mid-october and according to our release schedule we have to
release PHP 5.6 in 10 months from now. The past has shown that we need
approx 5 months to stablize a release and go through alpha, beta and RC
stages. Therefore I want to start a discussion on how to move forward
with 5.6, to get a release schedule up as fast as possible so contributors
now when to push their stuff and to vote on RFC's BEFORE the first beta.
I think over the last years it proved to be good to have the current
RM support a new RM who then takes over after the final release
(e.g. Julien basically does 5.5 alone now, but we worked a lot together
during alpha/beta/RC). Therefore my suggestion is that Julien is going to
help out with 5.6 and then we would need a new RM that can learn from julien
on how to do things to later be able to do 5.6 on his own.