This week Symfony continued working on stabilizing the new features introduced in Symfony 3.1, which is six weeks away from its release. Meanwhile, minor improvements were added to previous Symfony versions, such as using proper ANSI escape sequences in the ProgressBar and replaced iconv_*() calls by mb_*() to improve performance.
A week of symfony
This week, Symfony 3.1 entered feature freeze. During the next weeks, we'll focus on finishing its proposed new features and fixing the reported bugs. Some of the features finished this week were the new kernel.controller_arguments event and the integration of the Cache component.
April 10, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
This week, the upcoming Symfony 3.1 version entered into its "feature freeze" period. No new features will be added to 3.1, so we'll focus on making the code ready to be released at the end of May 2016. These are some of the latest cool features added to 3.1: added InputStream to seamlessly feed running processes, improved the web debug toolbar and profiler to display forwards and redirects, added a new strict image validator and extracted some shared code into a new Inflector component.
April 3, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
This week, Symfony 2.7.11 maintenance version was released. In addition, all Symfony versions improved PropertyAccess performance significantly and they added support for including parameters in custom MIME types. Lastly, PHPUnit Bridge defined a new "disabled" mode.
March 27, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
This week, Symfony 2.3.39 maintenance version was released. Meanwhile, Symfony added some new interesting features, such as a checkdnsrr() mock to create faster and more reliable tests, support for sending raw cookies in the response, a Redis adapter for the Cache component and the option to register private console commands.
March 20, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
This week, Symfony organized a Virtual Hack Day to bring in new contributors to the Symfony Community. This was also the opportunity to give a push to the pending issues and pull requests, because the upcoming Symfony 3.1 version will achieve the "feature freeze" status at the end of this month. Meanwhile, the SymfonyLive Paris 2016 conference announced its full program.
March 13, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
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.
March 6, 2016 Javier Eguiluz
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