Symfony 2.6 will deprecate the Icu component and it will only use the Intl component. All the internationalization data has been bundled in Intl to avoid the usual problems caused by the PHP intl extension.
Living on the edge
Symfony Security component will introduce in Symfony 2.6 version a major refactoring of the security.context service, a new service to simplify password encoding, a new REMOTE_USER based firewall and a new authentication helper.
October 2, 2014 Javier Eguiluz
Symfony 2.6 will include some improvements for the Translation component: adding the target language when dumping XLIFF files, a new method to expose collected messages, a new message catalogue cache and the logging of missing translations.
October 1, 2014 Javier Eguiluz
In Symfony 2.6, the web debug toolbar will include a new panel called AJAX to boost your productivity while debugging applications. This panel shows in real-time the number of AJAX requests performed in the page being displayed.
September 30, 2014 Javier Eguiluz
Comparing dates is one of the most frequently requested functionalities for the Symfony Validator component. That's why Symfony 2.6 will include date support for comparison and range constraints.
September 26, 2014 Javier Eguiluz
Symfony 2.6 will add five new helpers to the base controller class: redirectToRoute(), addFlash(), isGranted(), denyAccessUnlessGranted() and isCsrfTokenValid().
September 25, 2014 Javier Eguiluz
Symfony 2.6 will introduce a new LockHandler that provides a simple abstraction to lock anything by means of a file lock. It's most common use case is to avoid race conditions by locking commands, so the same command cannot be executed concurrently by different processes.
September 24, 2014 Javier Eguiluz
Starting from Symfony 2.6, the behavior of the assets:install command will be smarter. Now, when your system doesn't support symbolic links or if there is any other problem, the command will silently fall back to make a hard copy of the assets and it will inform you about this.
September 23, 2014 Javier Eguiluz
We are a few days from the end of Symfony 2.6 development phase. Therefore, this is our last chance to finish all the pending pull requests in time for Symfony 2.6.
September 22, 2014 Javier Eguiluz