Symfony 2.3 feature freeze is happening today.
This week, it was announced that the Symfony 2.3 Standard Edition will only include MIT/BSD licensed libraries and bundles (view pull request). In addition, Symfony 2.3 was declared nearly completed, with just a few important PR remaining before the first beta version. Lastly, a new version of SensioLabs Desktop was released.
Symfony 2.3 comes with more built-in validators.
Symfony 2.3 lets you use IP ranges to configure your trusted proxies.
Symfony 2.3 introduces events in the Console component.
This week, the Symfony 2.3 branch boosted its development activity, specially for the Form component. As a result, and for the first time since a long time, the repository had less than 100 outstanding pull requests. In addition, the complete schedule for the Symfony Live Portland 2013 conference was published.
Be prepared for the first Symfony 2.3 code sprint.
Symfony 2.3 introduces a new Debug component.
Symfony 2.3 comes with some nice enhancements in the DomCrawler component.
What for the next major Symfony version?
This week, Symfony 2.2.1 was released, including tens of fixes and tweaks. In addition, it was announced that the first international SymfonyCon will be held in Warzaw, Poland in December. Lastly, a new Symfony 2.3 code sprint was announced for the Friday, April 12th.
Woh! Last Saturday we gathered on IRC for a full, focused day on the Symfony2 documentation. We didn't know how many of you would show up, but the response was *overwhelming*! In addition to getting a lot done, we all got to hang out, and there was a spirit of collaboration, fun and politeness that made me very proud of our community!