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.
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.