Unbelievable week for symfony: more than 200 changesets committed and 60 bugs fixed, great symfony 1.1 development activity, lots of symfony 1.0.x fixes, 3 new plugins released, nearly 20 plugins updated, 1.0.17 version released and lots of cookbook tutorials translations published.
Before we release symfony 1.1 later this week, I want to give some information about the new symfony 1.1 architecture.
Symfony continue expanding and improving its documentation. During this week, several new cookbook tutorials were added and lots of translations were published thanks to the contribution of the symfony community. In addition, the first four chapters of the new symfony 1.1 forms book were published.
For symfony 1.1, the complete plugin system has been rewritten from scratch. This has been done to allow some serious improvements in the way plugins work, and to make it even simpler to work with plugins in your symfony project.
Here is a short tutorial about my discovery of the new YAML parsing library that comes with symfony 1.1.
I know that many of you were waiting for this news for so long, and I would like to thank you for your patience. So, after several weeks of thorough work on writing and polishing the documentation for the new form framework, I'm happily ready to announce the availability of the first four chapters of the "symfony Forms in Action" book:
Even if symfony has already one of the best documentation ever for an Open-Source project, you can help us make it even better.
So, you want to give Doctrine a try with symfony 1.1 eh?
During this week, the second release candidate of symfony 1.1 was released. Due to the inminent release of the long-awaited stable version of symfony 1.1, all efforts are focused now on improving and updating the vast amount of available documentation.
As any web application, your project has repetitive maintenance tasks, database operations, or other console scripts running on a regular basis. Symfony 1.1 extends symfony 1.0 pake tasks to create a powerful and uniform command line utility for your projects, fully integrated with the symfony Command Line Interface (CLI).
It has never been so easy to internationalize your Propel forms. In this post, you will learn how to leverage the new form framework bundled with symfony 1.1 to develop an interface to edit articles in several languages.
Sending mails is a web developer's everyday task, and many questions came about the way to do it in symfony 1.1. This article, along with a new cookbook entry dedicated to the subject, goes through the process of sending an email using the great Swift Mailer library.
symfony 1.1 introduces native support for different formats and mime-types. This means that the same model and controller can have different templates based on the requested format.
Sometimes you need to be able to customize the directory structure provided by symfony. In this post, we will see how to leverage the new configuration system of symfony 1.1 to change the web root, cache, and log directories.
Symfony development slowed a bit this week with less activity than usual. In contrast, symfony has started a huge documentation effort at all levels (book, tutorials, API) in order to continue being the best documented PHP framework.
During the last weeks, the symfony core team has spent a lot of time polishing the documentation.
While symfony 1.1 got some more polishing during this week, Yahoo! published two of the plugins used in applications such as Yahoo! Answers and Yahoo! Bookmarks. Using ysfDimensionsPlugin and ysfR3Plugin your symfony application gains access to the same utilities used by the biggest Internet applications.