symfony 1.2.9 is ready to use

... but even a pretty stable symfony 1.2 deserves bugfixes from time to time.


Let's highlights some changes from the symfony 1.2.9 release changelog (which is worth a read)


Doctrine has been updated from doctrine 1.0.10 to doctrine 1.0.12. More details are in the Doctrine Changelog for 1.0.11 and 1.0.12.

Propel had some tasks fixed which were not respecting connection information.

Forms and Admin Generator

After a few fixes now the forms and admin generator like each other much better and respect options passed to them.


The routing cache has been turned off by default. We found out that this is the much better setting for many projects. The new default config looks like this:

    class: sfPatternRouting
      cache: ~

Beside that, the handling of sf_method in tasks is now corrected.


Lime has been updated and is now more reliable in evaluating the test results.

PHP 5.3 compatibility

While symfony 1.2 should work fine in PHP 5.3, we were able to find code in the sfValidatorFile that needed a fix. We also removed a few notices for some edge cases.

Documentation and Typos

We updated a number of PHPdocs to be more accurate and fixed a few typos here and there. Thank you for the many contributions we had during the 1day1ticket initiative!

How to install

Please upgrade your existing projects by updating the reference to the 1.2.9 subversion tag or by running the PEAR upgrade command:

$ pear upgrade symfony/symfony-1.2.9

If you use the 1.2 branch from our SVN repository, just run the svn update command to upgrade your project.

Last but not least, don't forget to clear your cache by running for doctrine:

$ php symfony doctrine:build-model
$ php symfony doctrine:build-forms
$ php symfony doctrine:build-filters
$ php symfony cache:clear

or when using propel:

$ php symfony propel:build-model
$ php symfony propel:build-forms
$ php symfony propel:build-filters
$ php symfony cache:clear

Seeking testers

You might have read Kris posting about symfony 1.3-alpha1. I fully support his efforts and have made great experience with symfony 1.3 already. So perhaps you can try it as well and give feedback?

Future of symfony 1.2

symfony 1.2 is approaching its end of support, so we are getting even more restrictive on patches. Most likely symfony 1.2.10 will come in about 6 weeks and will be the last version of the 1.2 branch. Upgrading to 1.3 should be easy, but in case you want to stick to 1.2 for any reason, please speak up with any problems you might have before we bring 1.2.10 to you.

Help the Symfony project!

As with any Open-Source project, contributing code or documentation is the most common way to help, but we also have a wide range of sponsoring opportunities.


Nice !
With routing cache being off (by default), does this mean the routing.yml file will be read off the hard disk with each request?
Thanks for closing my ticket! (#5305) :D
I use sandbox1.2( symfony 1.2.9 ).Ex : i have action Index( executeIndex ), now i write validateIndex it's not run. But when i change to symfony 1.0.21 it's run. I use php 5.2.11. Please help as soon as possible. Thanks.

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