A week of symfony #174 (26 April -> 2 May 2010)

This week, the two ORM used by symfony published new important releases: Propel 1.5 Stable and Dotrine 2 Beta 1. Meanwhile, plugins showed an intense development activity, specially CMS related plugins: diem and apostrophe.

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Development highlights

Symfony 1.X branch:

  • r29285: [1.3, 1.4] fixed incorrect splitting of Accept-* headers
  • r29308: [lime] fixed segmentation fault when using cmp_ok()
  • r29309: [1.3, 1.4] fixed choices are not always automatically translated. Added 'translate_choices' option that defaults to true

...and many other changes

Development digest: 86 changesets, 19 bugs reported, 6 bugs fixed, 1 enhancement closed, 5 documentation defects reported, 8 documentation defects fixed, and 20 documentation edits.


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  • New plugins
    • pmPropelEventCalendarPlugin: provides an event calendar based on a Propel class. You can use the provided module for searching events.
    • sfEmailMeAFireShotPlugin: allows you to add a report bug button to send a fireshot capture by mail.
    • sfWhoIsOnlinePlugin: shows how many users are currently visiting your website.
    • srPageChooserPlugin: allows developers to add an srPageChooserWidget to forms, for use with choosing links in slots, and also in the rich text slot (designed to work with the Apostrophe CMS).
    • ybNetworkWidgetsPlugin: provides usefull widgets/validators for network usage.
    • pmPropelWorkflowableBehaviorPlugin: contains a behavior that adds workflow capabilities to a Propel object.
    • sfPgLookPlugin: aims at providing a fast & lightweight ORM based on PDO to take advantage of Postgresql features.
  • Updated plugins
    • sfDefineEnvironmentConfigCachingPlugin: ignored 'module.yml' because they are cached automatically
    • sfExtjs3Plugin: added support for Ext.ux.ItemSelector
    • sfImageTransformExtraPlugin: everything ready for the final release, autoboxing of parameters now limited to parameters prefixed with 'className|'
    • sfPhpunitPlugin: merge plugin code for the sf1.2 and sf1.4 in one branch
    • sfShibbolethPlugin: ported shib to 1.4
    • sfAssetsLibraryPlugin: fixed some regressions, added more tests
    • sfUnobstrusiveWidgetPlugin: updated default loader to prevent multiple inclusion of the same JS or CSS file
    • ahDoctrineEasyEmbeddedRelationsPlugin: merged 'master' branch into HEAD
    • sfPropel15Plugin: fixed regression in forms embedding with admin15 theme, fixed wrong class name used in form customization
    • sfSolrPlugin: updated exception to match change in solr-php-client lib, updated tasks to work with symfony 1.3 or greater, fixed test to work with sf1.3 or greater
    • swFunctionalTestGenerationPlugin: added login/logout method
    • ncPropelChangeLogBehaviorPlugin: added a global event
    • sfWebBrowserPlugin: unset ssl_verify_host on sfCurlAdapter.class.php
    • sfEasyAuthPlugin: updated README, added a form to let users edit their details
    • sfMapFishPlugin: made Collection implements ArrayAccess, added GeoJson dump ability to Feature’s instance
    • pmModuleEnablerPlugin: updated 1.0 branch
    • bhLDAPAuthPlugin: app works; no security or plugins set up yet
    • sfSympalPlugin: fixed bug that affected installer but was more broadly related to bad config being set in the sympal:configure task
    • diemProject:
      • [dmCore] updated test project
      • [dmCore] removed raw attachements from sent mails debug string
      • [dmCore] fixed navigation unit test and coding standards
      • [dmFront] made widget cache culture dependant
      • [dmCore] made superobject generated form contain media relations and unset hidden fields
      • [dmCore] removed useless dmDoctrineFormGenerator->getModule() method and fix coding style
      • [dmCore] fixed form generation using Diem features when Doctrine concrete inheritance is used
      • [dmCore] allowed to specify join side on dmDoctrineQuery->withI18n
      • [dmCore] made dmSearchPageDocument use ->withI18n
      • [dmCore] made PluginDmPageTable->findOneBySlug use translation inner join
      • [dmFront] removed relation alias dependency by using ->withI18n
      • [dmCore] fixed user IP in logs when using proxies
      • [dmCore] fixed media type detection when using url parameters
      • [dmCore] allowed to use "name " syntax in mail templates
      • [dmCore] fixed notices on CLI
      • [dmCore] fixed fetch page query prevent to change culture
      • [dmCore] fixed and simplified page routing queries
      • [dmCore] fixed server check byte evaluation
      • [dmFront] fixed html encoding in dmFrontPageEditHelper
      • [dmCore] skip exceptions when rebuilding search index
      • [dmCore] disabled auto seo rule validation when no record to test with
    • mgI18nPlugin: added dutch translation
    • sfApplicationMapPlugin: added components support, updated 1.2 and 1.4 branches
    • apostropheBlogPlugin:
      • included blog sidebar on blog post show view
      • removed feed when viewing a single post
      • fixed issues with aBlogSingleSlot
      • turned off messages for now
      • added classes to the post container for the template and the category
      • routing fix for a_blog_admin_collection route
      • allowed backdating of posts on first save
      • added some body classes to the old blog plugin for styling- but I ended up not needing them
      • don't try to display a blog title when the user hasn't selected one yet
      • editing a blog slug now works as designed
      • use doctrine's sluggable behavior
      • the slug the user enters should be sluggified
      • refresh the blog editor when the user changes the template
      • tweaked admin tag dropdown
      • added label to events button generator.yml
      • made the Publish button a status message
      • added function aBlogPost::findBestEngine to find the most likely fit for a blogPost based on its categories
      • allowed comments to be disabled application wide
      • improvements for displaying images with blogSlots
      • updates to aEventAdmin
      • added support for setting max number of images used in post slots
      • rescoped aBlogAdmin body class to a-blog-admin for compatibility with aEventAdmin
      • cleaned up and consolidated JS so that it is re-usable for Blogs and Events
      • made the scripts a partial for both events and blogs
      • bringing editSuccess up to speed for events
    • apostrophePlugin: fixed bug in slideshow where selecting media was not redirecting to the refer if slot was not on a cms page, new default behavior of navigation components is appropriate for use on large sites with many pages, new aImageConverter::supportsInput($extension) method allows you to check whether aImageConverter can import a particular image format on this system, fixed a multiSelect bug with aUI, added aTools::cacheVirtualPages to avoid additional queries when using virtual pages, added aSlot::getText to return a plain text representation of a slots content
    • apostropheFormBuilderPlugin: added methods to retrieve data from forms, removed submit input from aFormBody partial

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