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DependencyInjection component has added support for deprecated service definitions, so you can configure when a service is considered deprecated and should no longer be used.
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Symfony has added a new component called PropertyInfo which gets information about the properties of any PHP class by introspecting several metadata providers, such as Doctrine ORM mapping, phpDoc comments, PHP type hints, serializer metadata, etc.
Your Symfony applications won't work on Symfony 3 unless you remove all their deprecations. In order to simplify the task of finding which deprecations affect your applications, a new tool called Deprecation Detector has just been released.
This week, Symfony started the stabilization phase of the upcoming 2.8/3.0 versions release: AbstractVoter was simplified, Console added support for column styles, SecureRandom class was deprecated in favor of the PHP7 random_bytes() function and lots of tests were simplified thanks to the @requires annotation.
This week, Symfony 2.8 and 3.0 achieved their "feature freeze" milestone, meaning that no new feature will be added until their release on November 2015. That's why the development activity on Symfony 2.8 was astonishing during this week: a new LDAP component was added, DependencyInjection gained autowiring capabilities, all the command consoles were redesigned, DomCrawler and CssSelector components were heavily refactored, etc. Meanwhile, Symfony 3.0 continued removing massive chunks of deprecated code.
A few days ago, we updated the documentation section on symfony.com to remove the French and Italian community translations. From now on, on this website you will only find the original English documentation.