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.
February 5, 2017 Javier Eguiluz
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.
January 29, 2017 Javier Eguiluz
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.
January 22, 2017 Javier Eguiluz
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.
January 15, 2017 Javier Eguiluz
This week, Symfony added a new Web Server Bundle, implemented lazy collections using generators, made the class optional for named services, added inherit-tags with configurable defaults and changed some default configs from canBeEnabled to canBeDisabled.
January 8, 2017 Javier Eguiluz
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.
January 1, 2017 Javier Eguiluz
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.
December 25, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
This week Symfony released the 2.7.22, 2.8.15, 3.1.8 and 3.2.1 maintenance versions. In addition, Symfony Components achieved 600 million downloads. Lastly, it was announced that Symfony 4.0 (to be released in November 2017) will require PHP 7.x.
December 18, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
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.
December 11, 2016 Javier Eguiluz