Congratulations! Symfony just reached 500 million downloads!
This week, Symfony development activity focused on fixes and adding minor features. Meanwhile, Twig released its 1.25.0 version, deprecating some methods/features and making others more robust. Lastly, tomorrow Symfony will achieve 500 million downloads. Join us in the celebration and take part in the photo contest.
Coming to the US: Fabien and SensioLabs have landed in the USA! But what does that mean for Symfony? More evangelization and support on this side of the ocean and beyond!
This week Symfony continued adding forward compatibility with the upcoming PHP 7.1 version: the nullable support was fixed and the ReflectionType changes were implemented in PropertyInfo. Meanwhile, Symfony 3.2 added lots of new features, such as allowing to inject ENV parameters at runtime and using the VarDumper in the profiler to better display its contents.
This week, Symfony 2.7.18 and 2.8.11 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, a new contest was announced to celebrate that Symfony is achieving 500 million downloads and you can win cool prizes. Lastly, next week the SymfonyLive London 2016 conference will take place.
We're on the verge of achieving an incredible milestone: 500 million Symfony packages downloaded by the PHP community. Let's celebrate it together!
In Symfony 3.2 we improved the Filesystem component to add two new functions: readlink(), to normalize the behavior of PHP on different operating systems, and hardlink() to create single or multiple hard links to files.
Symfony 3.2 will introduce some minor YAML deprecations in order to make the Yaml component fully compliant with the YAML specification: white spaces are required after mapping keys and duplicated keys are no longer allowed.
This week Symfony released 2.7.17, 2.8.10 and 3.1.4 maintenance versions. Meanwhile, a recent and controversial change about unsubmitted forms was reverted. Lastly, the VarDumper component gained a lot of features, such as clickable lines on toggle dumps, enhanced argument dumping in stack traces and stubs to create links and shorten class names.
Symfony 3.2 has improved the behavior of private services to always work as you expect and prevent them from being accessible via the service container.
In Symfony 3.2, the routing component has been improved to add support for UTF-8 characters and PCRE Unicode properties as part of the route paths and requirements.