This week, Symfony 4.3.1 maintenance version was released. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 4.4 version added a PasswordEncoderInterface::needsRehash() method and a MigratingPasswordEncoder to ease the migration of password hashers. Finally, the upcoming Symfony 5.0 version continued removing all the deprecated features.
This week, Symfony 4.3 beta2 version was released to better prepare for the final Symfony 4.3 release of the next week. Meanwhile, work on Symfony 4.4 (to be released on November 2019) started with the addition of Redis Sentinel support in Cache and LTS config information in the profiler.
This week Symfony continued polishing the upcoming Symfony 4.3 version with the addition of a cache to improve PropertyInfo performance. In addition, the Symfony local web server started publishing its releases on GitHub, so you can watch that repository to not miss any release. Lastly, a special Amsterdam PHP Meetup was announced for June 20th in anticipation of the SymfonyCon Amsterdam 2019 conference.
This week, the upcoming Symfony 4.3 version optimized the filesystem and Redis cache when using tags and continued working on timezones and forms improvements. Meanwhile, the first edition of the SymfonyLive Tunis 2019 conference took place with great success.
This week, Symfony development activity focused on merging the last new features of the upcoming Symfony 4.3 version (such as a new SodiumPasswordEncoder and support for setting a callback for Console questions) and preparing for the future PHP 7.4 serialization mechanism. In addition, the Symfony Warszawa 2019 conference announced its full schedule and the SymfonyLive São Paulo 2019 conference is coming in less than one month.