This week, the VarDumper component added a new feature to partially dump the cloned data structures. In addition, PHP error handling was greatly improved for Symfony applications: a new config option was added to log/throw all PHP errors; these PHP errors will now trigger an exception in all cases; the formatting of the exceptions in the web debug toolbar was improved, etc. Lastly, the Symfony Core Team added a new member: Grégoire Pineau, known as @lyrixx on GitHub.
This week, Symfony development activity focused on small tweaks and fixes. One of those tweaks fixed double-fread() when reading UNIX pipes leading to a massive reduction of function calls when executing "composer install". Meanwhile, the DomCrawler component added support for XPath expression evaluation.
This week Symfony released 2.7.16, 2.8.9, 3.0.9 and 3.1.3 maintenance versions. Meanwhile, HttpCache lock files were improved by using flock(), a new cache warmer for annotations was enabled and the "add classes to compile" feature was improved to support patterns and annotated classes.
This week Symfony added forward compatibility with the upcoming PHP 7.1 version, which will trigger notices on previously silent implicit type changes. The master version also added an option to the translation:update command to filter by the translation domain. Lastly, the SymfonyLive London 2016 schedule was revealed and the SymfonyCon Berlin 2016 schedule was partially unveiled.
This week, Symfony's activity slowed down significantly, as it always happens during the mid-summer on the Northern Hemisphere: a bug related to the retrieval of the username when using forwarding was fixed, the list of HTTP safe methods was updated and Serializer added support for argument objects.
This week Symfony focused on fixing issues and tweaking existing features. Meanwhile, we continued blogging about the new Symfony 3.2 features. Lastly, the SymfonyLive Chicago Call for Papers was announced while the Call for Papers for SymfonyLive London and SymfonyCon Berlin will finish next week.
This week, Symfony 2.7.15, 2.8.8, 3.0.8 and 3.1.2 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 3.2 version continued adding new features, such as support for setter injection autowiring, configurable output for VarDumper component, deprecated access to private services and a new security resolver to get the current user via controller typehints.
This week, Symfony's development and merging activity was so intense that, for the first time in more than three years, the official repository achieved less than 100 pending pull requests. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 3.2 version continued adding lots of new features, such as a new DateInterval form type, support for using PHP constants in Yaml files, a way to define compiler passes priorities and a brand new Workflow component.
This week, Symfony 3.1.1 maintenance version was released. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 3.2 version added lots of new features, such as a way to dump the ExpressionLanguage AST, a new file() helper in the base controller, a simpler way to test commands and a tag-based invalidation mechanism for the cache . Lastly, a new SymfonyLive Chicago 2016 conference was announced for October 13-14.