This week, the upcoming Symfony 4.2 version added a config option to enable the UTF8 mode in routes and improved the Cache component to allow using PDO databases. Meanwhile, form profiling was optimized to reduce its memory footprint and Symfony Contracts were created as a set of abstractions extracted out of the Symfony components.
This week, Symfony added a ProcessorInterface to allow Monolog processors to be autoconfigured, added a json_login_ldap authentication provider to use LDAP authentication with a REST API and improved the performance of service locators thanks to PHP OPCache. Lastly, Symfony started discussing about adding compatibility with Monolog 2.
This week, the upcoming Symfony 4.2 version added the ability to clear form errors, improved Doctrine event listeners to always lazy load them and tweaked some the VarDumper output. In addition, this is the 600th weekly summary for the Symfony project. Thanks for reading us and for being part of the Symfony community!
This week, development activity was focused on the Cache component, which improved performance of array-based pools and switched to serialize objects using native arrays when possible. In addition, the OptionsResolver component introduced the ability to deprecate options, allowed types and values. Finally, the upcoming SymfonyCon and SymfonyLive conferences extended their Call for Papers deadlines.
This week, development activity focused on the Cache component, which gained sub-second accuracy for internal expiry calculation and stampede protection via probabilistic early expiration. Meanwhile, the diversity team made a call for sponsors for a training needed by the CARE Team. Lastly, the Call for Papers deadlines for Symfony conferences are approaching fast, so you should submit your proposals as soon as possible.
This week, development activity focused on fixing the first reported issues about the Symfony 4.1 stable version. Meanwhile, work on Symfony 4.2 already started with the addition of a ServiceSubscriberTrait and the improvement of the performance of some Dependency Injection passes. Lastly, the Call for Papers for SymfonyCon 2018 conference was announced.
This week Symfony released 2.7.48, 2.8.41, 3.3.17, 3.4.11 and 4.0.11 versions to address several security vulnerabilities. Meanwhile Symfony 4.1.0 beta3 was published in preparation for next week's final release. Lastly, it was announced that the SymfonyLive USA 2018 conference will take place in San Francisco on October 11th and 12th.
This week, we continued polishing Symfony 4.1 before its stable release in two weeks. Our focus was on the Messenger component, which gained a ChainSender to implement multiple senders and also added support for middleware factories in config. Meanwhile, the work on Symfony 4.2 has already started and we added support for meta refresh in the BrowserKit component. Lastly, the dates for the SymfonyCon 2018 conference in Lisbon (Portugal) were announced for December 6th to 8th.
This week, the first beta of Symfony 4.1 was released, allowing you to test it more easily in your projects. We also posted some important updates about our diversity initiative. Lastly, we unveiled some new features for symfony.com, such as a new "dark theme" / "night mode".