This week, Symfony development activity exploded resulting in hundreds of closed issues, hundreds of merged pull requests and massive changelogs on all maintained branches. Symfony 2.3 to 2.7 branches focused on removing any usage of deprecated features. Meanwhile, Symfony 3 started removing lots of hacks needed for legacy PHP versions and updated its requirements to PHP 5.5.9.
A week of symfony
This week, Symfony project finished testing minimal versions of Symfony requirements for all its components. In addition, the upcoming Symfony 2.7 version introduced its first feature: inherited security roles are now displayed in the web profiler.
December 21, 2014 Javier Eguiluz
This week continued the discussions about the best way to display warnings for deprecated features in Symfony 2.7. Meanwhile, the Symfony project introduced a new initiative called The 500 + 100 Challenge to clean the backlog of pending issues for code and documentation repositories before the end of the year.
December 14, 2014 Javier Eguiluz
This week, Symfony included one of the longest-running feature request: the Symfony container no longer contains absolute file paths. This will allow offline cache warmups and chrooting of Symfony applications. Meanwhile, the removal of deprecated features in Symfony 3.x branch continued with some Monolog and Process methods.
December 7, 2014 Javier Eguiluz
This week, the SymfonyCon Madrid Hackday generated a lot of development activity. Symfony 2.7 was the main focus of this activity, as it added lots of deprecation logs and noticies to ease the transition to the upcoming Symfony 3 version.
November 30, 2014 Javier Eguiluz
This week, Symfony project focused on tweaking and polishing all its features before the big Symfony 2.6 launch of the next week, including its shiny new installer. Meanwhile, preparations continued for the SymfonyCon conference, which will take place in Madrid next week and it will be the biggest event in Symfony's history.
November 23, 2014 Javier Eguiluz
This week the big news was the announcement of the Symfony 3.0 roadmap. In short, Symfony 3.0 will be released on November 2015, it will be mostly compatible with Symfony 2 and it will require PHP 5.5 or 5.6. In addition, the new Symfony Marketplace was introduced as the official directory of products and services related to Symfony and its ecosystem. Lastly, some more cool details about the SymfonyCon Madrid 2014 conference were announced.
November 16, 2014 Javier Eguiluz
This week, Symfony project focused on interesting discussions about its future. First, it was decided to create the 2.6 and 2.7 branches simultaneously and make the master branch the new Symfony 3.x branch. In addition, the community engaged in a vey passionate discussion about the minimal PHP version requirement for Symfony 3.0.
November 9, 2014 Javier Eguiluz
This week Symfony routing implemented the serialization of the compiled route to speed things up. In addition, it improved error messages for lots of components and continued polishing the new VarDumper component. Lastly, this week the European Symfony community gathered around the Symfony Live Berlin 2014 conference, the last big Symfony event of the year before the SymfonyCon conference.
November 2, 2014 Javier Eguiluz