This week, the refactorization of the web debug toolbar was completed, resulting in a much more powerful and flexible tool. In addition, this week started the refactorization of the admin generator, which will include ideas suggested by symfony users. Development activity of the plugins was also remarkable, especially for sfPropelPlugin and DbFinderPlugin.
The symfony web debug toolbar is one of the developer best friend. It is always conveniently accessible in the browser when using the development environment. It gives you everything you need to know about the current page and ease the debugging of your applications. Until now, all the information available in this toolbar were hardcoded. But as of symfony 1.2, the web debug toolbar is entirely configurable.
With three major symfony versions, newcomers have sometimes a hard time figuring out which version to use for their next project.
The end of the year will be very interesting for the symfony project with a lot of opportunities to meet the community and to learn symfony.
Symfony 1.2 is due to release in few weeks and therefore its development is accelerating. This week, Propel 1.3 was added as the default Propel version and the web debug toolbar was refactorized. In addition, development of symfony framework achieved 11000th changeset milestone.
Propel 1.3 has been released and Doctrine 1.0 is on its way towards 1.0.
Symfony core development resumed this week its normal pace with several changesets in the 1.2 branch. Among these updates, YAML parser gained full merge key support and PHP 5.2.4 was set as the minimum PHP version required.
The plugin system gets better every day. During the last week, we have made some great enhancements to the system.
Symfony is living a plugin frenzy since the launch of the new plugins section of the website. Lots of new plugins are created every week and dozens of fixes and improvements are made to the existing plugins. Moreover, the plugins section itself is continually improved with new features demanded by symfony users.
My previous post about the plugin system generated some more feedback from the community. The requested features make sense, so I have implemented most of them.
This year again, DOP organizes the symfony camp. This is a unique opportunity to meet the community.
A week after the release of the new plugin system, a lot of activity has taken place. More than 30 plugins were created, and 51 new releases were published on 27 different plugins.
The first maintenance release of symfony 1.1 was published this week. In addition, refactorization has begun for symfony 1.2 and official website opened the completely revamped plugins section.