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.
This week Symfony 2.8.46, 3.4.16 and 4.1.5 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 4.2 version added an Instantiator::instantiate() method to create and populate objects without calling their constructors and made cookies auto-secure. Lastly, a new Symfony Mailer component was introduced during the SymfonyLive London 2018 conference and will be published in the coming weeks.
This week, the upcoming Symfony 4.2 version merged lots of new features in preparation for its "feature freeze" at the end of this month: a new intl formatter for the Translation component, SameSite cookie support, a new PDO-based lock store and the Messenger component was made final.
This week, Symfony 2.8.45, 3.4.15 and 4.1.4 maintenance versions were released. In addition, we improved performance of AbstractObjectNormalizer in the Serializer component and we improved RedisCluster performance in the Cache component. Finally, we added a new "auto" mode the for cookie_secure option and introduced a new VarExporter component.