This week, Symfony continued working on adding compatibility with the latest PHPUnit versions and made the PHPUnit Bridge component act as a polyfill for newest PHPUnit features. The translations of validation messages were also updated for some languages. Finally, Symfony announced some changes for standard version releases to align their end of support for both regular and security issues.
This week, Symfony development activity focused on adding support for the upcoming PHP 7.4 and 8.0 versions. In addition, lots of tests were updated to add support for PHPUnit 8.
This week, Symfony 3.4.30, Symfony 4.2.11, and Symfony 4.3.3 maintenance versions were released. The 4.2.11 version is the last one in the 4.2 branch, so you are encouraged to upgrade to Symfony 4.3 as soon as possible. In addition, the second part of the schedule of the SymfonyCon Amsterdam 2019 conference was published.
This week, Symfony added a new component called ErrorHandler to continue the work to replace the Debug component. Meanwhile, the PropertyAccess component improved the error messages in lots of edge cases. Finally, SymfonyCloud, the best way to host your Symfony applications, announced its general availability.
This week, the upcoming Symfony 4.4 version worked on improving the progress bar redraws of the Console component, deprecated WebserverBundle in favor of the Symfony local web server and introduced a feature to make the bundle public dir configurable. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 5.0 version added compatibility with Monolog 2.
This week, the upcoming Symfony 4.4 version improved the Length validation constraint to allow rejecting empty strings, the HttpClient component added support for NTLM authentication and the Panther component was updated to allow using the new BrowserKit assertions. Meanwhile, the SymfonyCon 2019 conference announced the first part of its schedule.
This week, Symfony 3.4.29, 4.2.10 and 4.3.2 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, the SymfonyLive Tunis 2020 conference date was announced, as well as the workshops for the SymfonyCon 2019 conference in Amsterdam. Finally, the Symfony Core Team added Yonel Ceruto as its latest member.
This week, development activity focused mostly on fixing bugs instead of adding new features. Meanwhile, a new proposal was made to improve all the commands related to Symfony Flex. Lastly, the full schedule and workshops were announced for the SymfonyLive London conference (September 13).
This week, Symfony improved the compatibility of the HttpClient component with PSR-18 and with httplug. In addition, it introduced a significant performance improvement for EventDispatcher in the dev environment. Finally, we started working on the support for PHP 7.4 preloading in preparation for the PHP 7.4 release at the end of this year.
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.