This week Symfony showed a very strong development activity. Lots of bugs were fixed and some reported regressions were addressed. Meanwhile, the Console component helpers started using stderr to output its contents and tables displayed in commands now allow to set column widths explicitly. In addition, the DateTime Validator constraint added a "format" option to validate date/times using custom formats and the Symfony Profiler started showing security voters information in the security panel.
A week of symfony
This week Symfony fixed lots of minor issues related to the Form component. In addition, a DX issue was fixed to make it optional to define the "alias" option when creating custom validation constraints. Lastly, the Serializer component added a new normalizer that supports JsonSerializable objects.
February 28, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
This week Symfony added some nice features and improvements. The LDAP component was overhauled to make it more robust and to add some of the most requested features. The Yaml component added flags to customize the parser/dumper behavior (whether throw exceptions on invalid types or not, whether parse objets as maps or not, etc.) Lastly, the web profiler added the possibility to filter results by HTTP status code.
February 14, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
This week Symfony focused on fixing minor bugs and implementing some tweaks. The Yaml dump() method gained support for adding flags to tweak its output. In addition, we removed readline support from the Console component because it didn't work flawlessly. Meanwhile, the Symfony backlog cleaning process continued with more than 40 issues closed and 25 pull requests merged.
February 7, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
This week, Symfony's development activity increased significantly, with more than 60 pull requests merged and 90 issues closed. Countless fixes and tweaks were added across all components, including: added the new HTTP 451 status code, fixed template location for PHP templates, added HTTP status code in the Ajax panel of the debug toolbar, added a data: URI normalizer in Serializer and used PHP 5.5 generators in the Cache component.
January 31, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
This week Symfony added a new PSR-6 compliant cache component. Meanwhile, a lot of fixes and improvements were added, such as a DateTime normalizer for the Serializer component, test optimizations, web profiler tweaks, support for generating absolute URLs in CLI, etc. In addition, the first details of the SymfonyLive Paris 2016 conference were unveiled.
January 24, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
This week Symfony released four maintenance versions: 2.3.37, 2.6.13, 2.7.9 and 2.8.2. Besides the usual bug fixes, the main change introduced by these versions is the removal of our custom random number generator. Symfony now uses PHP's built-in random_bytes() and random_int() functions and the appropriate polyfill for those applications still using PHP 5.x.
January 17, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
This week, Symfony continued with the mild development activity of the last weeks. The most significant changes were that FrameworkBundle now allows to autowire the service_container and that a bug related to assets version strategy was fixed.
January 10, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
This week, development activity was much less intense than usual. In addition to some minor fixes and tweaks, the Form component improved the performance of the ChoiceType and its subtypes .
January 3, 2016 Javier Eguiluz