I was expecting to announce the first preview release today, but that won't be the case. Instead, let's celebrate the latest beta version of Symfony 2.0, beta5.

The good news is that we are almost there. So, the first release candidate will be released at the end of next week. We will then have some more RCs before the final release, which is expected to be released in July. The exact date will depend on how many RCs will be needed to stabilize the current code base.

This release comes with many enhancements and bug fixes, mostly for the Doctrine bundle and the Form framework. As always, read the UPDATE file carefully to upgrade your applications.

If you are curious about what has changed, have a look at the diff.

Download Symfony2 beta5 now!