The latest Joomla version has been released by the good folks at joomla.org
Version 2.5.6 is a maintenance release.
There's a number of issues that have been resolved including the following list.
|28554||Mark JXMLElement as deprecated and don't use it in type hinting||Platform|
|28650||Use legacy aliases for the MVC in the site||Components|
|28684||JApplication::registerEvent() is not static anymore causing a fatal error||Platform|
|28685||Edit article Button missing after upgrade to teh latest version 2.5.5 from 2.5.4||Administration|
|28689||FinderController duplicate lines||Components|
|28694||Delete toolbar broken in com_media in 2.5.5||Components|
|28695||Lang string missing||Languages|
|28698||Fatal error updating with Extension manager > Install||None|
|28700||Fix a potentially fatal issue in JXMLElement||Platform|
|28702||404 Hits of com_redirect fails after Manual update||Administration|
|28703||JUser class is missing the public vars for the 2 new columns lastResetTime and resetCount||None|
|28704||Menu type aliases causing fatal php error||Modules|
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