In Symfony 3.2, we decided to augment the YAML format with a custom extension to support PHP constants. This feature provides feature parity with other configuration formats, such as XML.
Symfony 3.2 adds a new helper method to the base controller called file(). Its purpose is to simplify serving binary files.
The Cache component is a strict implementation of the PSR-6: Caching Interface standard. You can use it to cache arbitrary content in your application and some Symfony components use it internally to improve their performance.
This week, Symfony's development and merging activity was so intense that, for the first time in more than three years, the official repository achieved less than 100 pending pull requests. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 3.2 version continued adding lots of new features, such as a new DateInterval form type, support for using PHP constants in Yaml files, a way to define compiler passes priorities and a brand new Workflow component.
This week, Symfony 3.1.1 maintenance version was released. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 3.2 version added lots of new features, such as a way to dump the ExpressionLanguage AST, a new file() helper in the base controller, a simpler way to test commands and a tag-based invalidation mechanism for the cache . Lastly, a new SymfonyLive Chicago 2016 conference was announced for October 13-14.
This week, 2.7.14, 2.8.7 and 3.0.7 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 3.2 version started adding new features: the Console component improved how command aliases are displayed and changed the behavior of the quiet mode to display error messages. In addition, the PropertyAccess component added a PSR-6 cache and the WebProfilerBundle was updated to make it compatible with Content-Security-Policy contexts that prevent unsafe-inline of script-src or style-src directives.
This week, Symfony 3.1.0 was released, becoming the first Symfony 3 version which adds new features. Meanwhile, Symfony 2.3.42 was also released, putting and end to the popular Symfony 2.3 branch. From now on, this branch will only receive security fixes for one year.