This week, Symfony 2.8.48 (the last one in the 2.x branch), 3.4.19 and 4.1.8 maintenance versions were released. In addition, the first stable version of Symfony 4.2.0 was published. Meanwhile, SymfonyCloud was unveiled as a fully-managed platform created for Symfony developers. SymfonyCloud will be fully introduced next week, during the SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018 conference.
This week Symfony focused on fixing the last issues found in the upcoming Symfony 4.2 version, which will be released in two weeks. We also improved the way to handle .env files in Symfony apps. Lastly, we announced discounts to save up to 30% in some Symfony services and a new SymfonyLive conference in Lille (France) in 2019.
This week, the second beta of Symfony 4.2 was published in preparation for its final release in two weeks. In order to simplify the maintenance of Symfony apps, we undeprecated the single-colon controller notation and also reverted the deprecation of --env and --no-debug console options.
This week, the upcoming Symfony 4.2 version added the loadEnv() method to replace the newly introduced loadForEnv() method. In addition a new Application::bootstrapEnv() method was introduced to define APP_ENV/APP_DEBUG from argv. Finally, the SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018 conference announced a scholarship program and a fundraising campaign.
This week, development activity focused on polishing the upcoming Symfony 4.2 version, which will be released in 5 weeks. We improved performance of service discovery for large applications and we optimized the way env vars are exported. We also improved the log filter in the Symfony profiler to support filtering by multiple criteria.
This week development activity increased in preparation for the upcoming release of Symfony 4.2. We simplified form extensions to no longer require any configuration, improved the Finder component to allow reversing the previous sorting and added new features to the profiler to display logs context and allow to filter logs by level.
This week, Symfony 3.4.17 and 4.1.6 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, we continued deprecating features in preparation for the upcoming Symfony 4.2 version, such as simple_preauth and simple_form and the "--env" and "--no-debug" console options. Lastly, next week the Symfony Loves PHP USA 2018 conference will gather the American Symfony and PHP communities in San Francisco to learn about the latest and best developments with Symfony and PHP.