A week of symfony #55 (14->20 january 2008)

The revolutionary form mechanism of Symfony 1.1 continues taking shape with new features, bug fixes and other tweaks. Creating a state-of-the-art form mechanism, incorporating some of the best practices from other frameworks and libraries and assuring its quality and flexibility takes some time but the wait will be definitely worthy.

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Development highlights

  • r7043: [1.1] removed unneeded variable instantiation
  • r7044: [1.1] fixed sfValidatorErrorSchema::addErrors() when an error has an integer name
  • r7045: [1.1] fixed sfFormField::render*() methods for widgets with parents
  • r7046: [1.1] implemented all proxy methods in sfWidgetFormSchemaDecorator
  • r7047: [1.1] splitted sfFormField in sfFormField and sfFormFieldSchema
  • r7049: [1.1] added unit test for sfWidgetFormSchemaDecorator::clone()
  • r7051: [1.1] fixed cloning sfWidgetFormSchema, sfValidatorSchema and sfForm objects
  • r7052: [1.1] fixed sfValidatorSchema::clone() for pre and post validators
  • r7053: refactored form/validators/widgets embedding
    • sfWidgetFormSchema clones embedded widgets
    • sfValidatorSchema clones embedded validators
    • sfForm::embedForm() and sfForm::embedForEach() name format argument has been removed
    • remove the constructor first argument (name format) for sfWidgetFormSchemaForEach
    • sfWidgetFormSchema name format is forced when a widget schema is embedded in another (added setParent() and getParent(), an exception is thrown if the name format does not contains %s, the widget name generation is now recursive)
  • r7055: [1.1] fixed many to many relationship in Propel generated forms
  • r7071: [1.0] changed the check_lock setting's erroneous description (closes #2259)
  • r7081: [1.1] fixed sfValidatorDate for empty arrays
  • r7105: [1.1] refactored sfBasicSecurityFilter to allow more flexibility when extending the class
  • r7106: [1.1] commented some rewriting rules in the default .htaccess (to allow . in routing rules)
  • r7107: [1.1] added full unit tests to sfEscapedViewParameterHolder and sfViewParameterHolder
  • r7109: [1.1] added more unit tests to sfOutputEscaper
  • Updated dwhittle branch: fixed factories (having single file logger causes issues), merged propel 1.3 changes, tweaked bootstrap exception handling for catching early errors, tweaked web debug, tweaked exception handling, added sf_cache_partial route to routing.yml, tweaked core compile, tweaked view config handler to accept module/template for layout
  • ...and many other changes

Development digest: 84 changesets, 17 defects created, 4 defects closed, 7 enhancements created, 5 documentation defects created, 1 documentation defect closed and 22 documentation edits.

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  • New Job Postings:
    • Symfony Developer @ YiGG GmbH (largest German language social news service comparable to digg.com) - full-time based in Munich, Germany - Contact: jobs [at] yigg [dot] de
    • Symfony Developer (4 contract opportunities) @ Nexio Technologies - full-time based in Montreal, Canada - Contact: ddube [at] nexio [dot] com
    • Symfony Developer @ umdiewelt.de (one of the most visited German backpacker communities) - internship based in Würzburg, Germany - Contact: martin.gaedeke [at] umdiewelt [dot] de
    • Symfony Developer/Flash Action Script - 3M's Post-it note designer website - Contact: ashley.dawson [at] niddocks [dot] co.uk
    • Talented PHP engineers @ ZeroBubble (evaluating the possibility of switching to Symfony) - full-time based in Rotterdam, Netherlands - Contact: joost [at] zerobubble [dot] nl
  • New developers for hire:
    • Sameer Arora: I have been developing symfony based projects for more than a year now. I have over 3 years of experience working as a Web Developer. My skill sets are PHP, Mysql, HTML, Data Modelling etc. I Would be interested in freelancing projects. Based in Melbourne, Australia.


  • New plugins
  • Updated plugins
    • sfExtjsThemePlugin: improved editor, fixed problem with clicking on links in grid which need to be loaded in new tab, added ExtJs/Javascript functionality, added possibility to set eventHandler to open links from grids, improved loading edit-pages into different panels
    • nahoWikiPlugin: first attempt for i18n support, some optimizations with the Propel I18n queries, added basic permission management, namespaces, breadcrumbs, slots and support for interwiki, released 0.1 and 0.1.1 versions
    • cvUrlMoverPlugin: redirect throws a cvUrlMoverRedirectException now, added sfConfiguration-based pitfall to README,
    • sfI18nExtractPlugin: released 1.0.5 version (fixed two bug reports)
    • sfDoctrinePlugin: updating for 1.1 compat, and editing svn external to point to doctrine 0.9
    • sfLucenePlugin: moving version to sfLucene class constant, rearranged different variables (sfLucene::$parameters now *just* contains parameters, and not objects), reduced disk writes in categories, fixing unicode modifiers in highlighters, fixed undefined index notice for categories, sfLuceneCriteria->addField() converts scalars to strings
    • sfPropelActAsPolymorphicBehaviorPlugin: minor bugfix to propel-load-pm-data task
    • sfHamlViewPlugin: added "case" and "switch" to the cases where our Haml parser has to be careful
    • sfMarkdownPlugin: added additional details in README file to explain the usage of SVN folder skeleton
    • sfCssTabsPlugin: created folders for symfony 1.0 and 1.1, added I18N support, released 0.1.7 version

Some new symfony powered websites

  • Pecha Kucha Night: (english/japanese) a place for designers to show their work in public with 20 slides of 20 seconds each
  • www.jobterra.com: (russian) online application for search for work and the selection of the personnel
  • El Buen Gusto - Verduras Express: (spanish) an e-commerce site that allows clients to request orders of vegetables, fresh fruit, and related products
  • Real Buddy: (english) a science fiction independent cinema production from MINEWORKS film
  • www.sameerarora.net: (english) online portfolio of Sameer Arora portraying the symfony skills and web development skills
  • motorradfrage.net: (german) motorradfrage is yet another Q&A plattform about all kind of questions concerning motorcycles
  • www.rezazadeh.de: (german, english) machines trader
  • www.itsconcept.de: (german) local estate agent
  • www.i18n-project.org: (multilanguage) experimental translation portal for php software. Import/export pot,po and mo files
  • Sanus Systems: Sanus Systems manufactures a broad variety of sleek, quality AV interior furnishings, wall mounts and accessories. Multilanguage, e-commerce site
  • Webdigs.com: the place to Find, Buy or Sell your home!
  • Sellmoretivo.com: Tivo's easy-to-learn training website
  • CaneDiCoda: (italian) unusual online homemade t-shirt shop

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Thanks again Javier :)
small typo in the title: it's 2008 already :)
Stefan, thanks for your notice.

It's fixed now ;)

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