Symfony2 development activity exploded this week with thousands of changes, tweaks and additions across most of its components: twig bundle, forms and dependency injection improved their performance; the Output Escaper component was removed; and lots of methods were renamed to follow the new naming convention. Symfony2 is gaining momentum week by week and therefore, the release of PR4 version is around the corner and the first beta version could be published before the end of the year.
Symfony2 development activity got a big boost this week. Firstly, Bernhard Schussek announced that he will be again in charge of the form and validation components, which will be finished by the end of the year. Secondly, Fabien initiated two interesting discussions in the developers mailing list: removing the output escaper component and using templates for routing patterns. Lastly, the weekly IRC meeting generated some exciting discussions, ideas, best practices and updates about Symfony2 development status.
This week, the symfony community held the first Symfony2 IRC meeting. From now on, these weekly meetings will discuss several topics chosen by the community, such as best practices and solutions for very specific issues.
Symfony2 development focused this week on unit tests. Hundreds of new tests were committed, mostly on the Security component. In addition, the symfony developers mailing list activity surged with some insightful discussions.