This week, development activity focused on the DependencyInjection component: we enhanced the logs generated during the execution of the compiler passes, we added getter injection as an experimental feature and we deprecated autowiring-types in favor of aliases. Meanwhile, we continued adding "lazy loading" to some features such as value resolvers and request matchers in FirewallMap.
This week Symfony released the last maintenance version of Symfony 3.1. Meanwhile, we also introduced the concept of Experimental Features which will allow us to mark the API of some new features as "not definitive" during some Symfony versions. Lastly, the Cache component added support for the PSR-16 Simple Cache standard.
This week, Symfony 3.3 added a new data collector and profiler panel for the Cache component. In addition, the autowiring feature was simplified to always autowire the constructors. Finally, the ClassLoader component was deprecated because the advances in Composer and PHP 7 have made it unnecessary.
This week Symfony published the 2.7.23, 2.8.16, 3.1.9 and 3.2.2 maintenance versions. In addition, the upcoming Symfony 3.3 version added a File\Stream class for size-unknown BinaryFileResponse, allowed to reference files directly from kernel.root_dir, added a new Dotenv component and deprecated case-insensitive service identifiers.
This week, Symfony development activity included some forward-compatibility changes for PHP 7.2, improvements in the PHPdoc @return of hundreds of methods so your IDE provides better information, a new Traceable Cache Adapter to collect the Cache information and integrate it in the web debug toolbar and the profiler and improvements in the workflows to allow multiple transitions with the same name.
This week Symfony fixed some obsolete PHPUnit getMock() usage and introduced new method shortcuts for ArrayNodeDefinition. In addition, the upcoming Symfony 3.3 version proposed the creation of a new WebServerBundle and the deprecation of the Templating component.
This week, Symfony focused on fixing some of the issues reported for the recently published 3.2.0 version. In addition, we fixed some issues discovered after the PHP 7.1 version release. Lastly, Apc/WinCache/Xcache class loaders were deprecated in preparation of the upcoming deprecation of the entire ClassLoader component.
This week Symfony 3.2.0 was published after six months of intense development activity and including more than 150 new features. Meanwhile, the SymfonyCon Berlin 2016 conference took place and a new project called "Symfony Flex" was announced to improve the way you work with Symfony.