symfony 0.6 alpha release

The next version of symfony, the 0.6, will soon be released as a stable version. It is better, faster, more adaptable, it has tons of new features, and under special circumstances, it cooks rice, too.

But as it includes some changes that break backward compatibility, we want to be sure that you won't need to upgrade your projects twice. So this release has to be robust, and we need to test it extensively before releasing it. Thus the alpha.

We need a few volunteers to try to use the 0.6 in its alpha version. It is not a stable one, but we are confident that the remaining bugs should not be too painful. As a matter of fact, we use this very version for the symfony website now, so it works. If you are interested, upgrade by typing:

$ pear upgrade symfony/symfony-alpha

Upgrading to 0.6 implies automatic and manual changes in all your symfony projects. The upgrade procedure is explained step-by-step in this document.

If you experience any problems with this release, come and talk about it in the IRC channel or in the Forum before actually creating a new ticket.

We look forward to releasing the beta version before the end of the month. Come back often for news!

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this is great news, to get rid of the constants.
Is there a changelog somewhere?
The main changelog is located at

We will publish a tutorial describing the new features later this week.
My most desired wish is a good description of the sfView function for me to extend it, or perhaps, add a complete new sfView...
Good thing, another tutorial with the changes. I just wonder how you earn your money, you must give all your time to the sf project?
@Fabio, yes, I also would like to have a better way to implement a project wide new viewer ;)

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