This week, Symfony 4.1 entered into its "feature freeze" period, so we finished some of its pending features: improved the Ajax panel in the debug toolbar, made exception pages more compact, avoid the double cache generation when running cache:clear command and lots of other minor changes. In addition, the French Symfony community celebrated the SymfonyLive Paris 2018 conference with great success. Lastly, we added Samuel Rozé as a new member of the Symfony Core Team.
This week Symfony focused on finishing important features before the Symfony 4.1 feature freeze starts next week: introduced a new Messenger component, internationalized routing, inlined routing config, transition blockers for workflows, allow to define multiple sections in Console output and added a server to collect VarDumper dumps. In addition, we updated the status of our diversity initiative.
This week, Symfony development activity was focused again on finishing the pending pull requests in time for the upcoming Symfony 4.1 "feature freeze" period which starts in just 2 weeks. We made testing easier by allowing to fetch private services from tests clients, improved the design of the new console "box" style and added some HTML5 features to the Symfony Profiler.
This week, Symfony 2.7.43, 2.8.36, 3.4.6 and 4.0.6 maintenance versions were published. Meanwhile, Symfony development activity focused on fixing minor bugs. Lastly, the "feature freeze" period for the upcoming Symfony 4.1 version starts in just 3 weeks, so we need your help to review issues and finish pull requests.
This week, Symfony 2.7.42, 2.8.35, 3.4.5 and 4.0.5 maintenance versions were published. In addition, Symfony improved the accessibility of the Bootstrap 4 form theme to comply with the WCAG standard: it fixed some HTML issues, added new attributes and improved how form errors are displayed. Finally, it was proposed a way to simplify the User and UserChecker.
This week, development activity was focused on finishing some of the new features for the upcoming Symfony 4.1 version: added support for 307 and 308 HTTP redirections, allowed writing prepared console commands, added support for configuring Argon2i encryption and deprecated the bundle notation.
This week, the upcoming Symfony 4.1 version added support for immutable dates in forms, added new output formats for the workflow:dump command and added support for hasser methods in PropertyInfo. In addition, work continued to make Symfony builds reproducible and to improve the Routing performance.
This week Symfony released 2.7.41, 2.8.34, 3.3.16, 3.4.4 and 4.0.4 maintenance versions. The 3.3.16 release will be the last one of the 3.3 branch, which ended its support for bug fixes this week. In addition, Michael Cullum was appointed as a new Symfony Core Team member in charge of leading the security team.