It's been some time now since the release of PHP 5.3. I can't wait to work with it, but the Ubuntu developers have decided not to include it in the APT repository until 10.04. I don't want to wait that long, it's ridiculous.
What I find strange is that there must be many, many more people who want to install PHP 5.3 on their Ubuntu server as well. Yet I cannot find a package or alternate repository anywhere on the web, only instructions on making your own (which I am not skilled enough to do and is also rather hacky).
Am I looking in the wrong direction, or is there really nothing out there that will let me install the newest PHP with dpkg/apt?