This week, Symfony 3.4.22 and 4.2.3 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, development activity mostly focused on fixing Form bugs and fixing compatibility with PhpUnit 8. Lastly, more details were announced for the SymfonyLive Tunis 2019 conference and the registration was opened.
This week, Symfony 4.1.11 was released, marking the end of regular releases for the 4.1 branch. In addition, the Symfony Security Bug Bounty started this week. Lastly, the first speakers of SymfonyLive Paris 2019 conference were announced.
This week, the upcoming Symfony 4.3 version added support for deprecating service aliases and introduced native PHP serialization for the Messenger transport. Meanwhile, the Symfony diversity initiative published the 2018 transparency report and other updates about the governance process and a call for donations. Finally, the SymfonyLive Warszawa 2019 conference opened its registration (Warsaw, Poland, June 13-14).
This week, thanks to the low development activity, we enabled the usage of the PHP short array notation on Symfony code. In the coming weeks we'll update all our code at once to minimize merge conflicts. Meanwhile, the community proposed some Security-related improvements about Remember me config and IS_AUTHENTICATED_* attributes.
This week, the upcoming Symfony 4.3 version added a new isFormValid() shortcut for controllers, introduced a new theme option for dump() contents and simplified form theming with a new block_prefix form field option.
This week, the upcoming Symfony 4.3 version improved debug:autowiring to make it work without PHPdoc reflection and continued adding links in the console to improve the developer experience. In addition, Symfony explained its business model for the next year and it announced the workshops of the first 2019 conferences in Lille and Paris.
This week Symfony announced that there will be nine official Symfony conferences in 2019 in eight countries and three continents. Meanwhile, the work on the upcoming Symfony 4.3 started with the addition of new features like hyperlinks support in the console.