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Release Candidates for symfony 1.3 and 1.4!

On the heels of a fantastic BugHuntDay held over the weekend, the symfony core team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first release candidates for versions 1.3 and 1.4.

For those of you not familiar with the release and maintenance schedules for versions 1.3 and 1.4, take a look at our earlier About symfony 1.3 and symfony 1.4 blog post.

These release candidates address a number of defects and add a few minor enhancements to the 1.3 and 1.4 branches.


A number of components have been further optimized for these releases. Most notable is the routing factory, which performs as much as 25% faster than just the previous 1.3 beta2 release, though your mileage may vary. The new project:optimize task also does more now, eliminating a number of filesystem reads when loading template helpers.

Widget Translations

The text used for the options in choice widgets is now passed through the widget translation mechanism. As a part of this enhancement a number of strings have been added to the translation catalogues for the Doctrine and Propel admin generators. If you've worked on translations in the past and have a few moments, please help by updating the translation strings added in this changeset.

Two More Weeks

The stable releases of both symfony 1.3 and 1.4 are scheduled to go out two weeks from now, with one more release candidate for each in the meantime. If you haven't done so yet, please take a moment to upgrade a project to symfony 1.3 or start a new one with symfony 1.4. Be sure to read through what's new, the upgrade tutorial and the list of what's been deprecated for more information on these two latest releases of symfony.

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The 1.3 routing is now twice as fast as the 1.2 one and consumes only half the amount of memory. Profiling now indicates no bottleneck anymore. Please let me know your results :-)
Awesome! Good work guys.
Cool! I'm testing 1.3 routing over 1.2 routing.
Really cool, thank you!

@EmiV: Post back to the symfony-devs mailing list in the "Routing with 1.3" thread with your findings, please? :)
1.3 on php 5.3 is faaaaaaaaaast :)

Are there any plans to make a push to update popular plugins like sf(Doctrine)GuardPlugin in time for the releases?
@Ariel Arjona

"Are there any plans to make a push to update popular plugins like sf(Doctrine)GuardPlugin in time for the releases?"

I'm using sfDoctrineGuardPlugin 3.0.0 with sf 1.3 since beta1 without problems. It works just fine.
Where can we download 1.4? I can only find the 1.3 on the install page.
@Jim K: I have updated the installation page for 1.4:
project:optimize frontend does not work

Class sfDoctrineAdminGenerator does not exist

strange error, i do not use any admin generated modules in frontend.
Fabien You should change routing. Now when we want to pass Doctrine object from view from form to action we mast change routing file and add routing for models. For me Symfony is better than ASP.NET MVC (not Web Forms) - but routing is one of the worst things in symfony - You can see ASP.NET MVC overwiew here:
And here is their routing:

In ASP.NET MVC I don't need change routing file to could pass ORM objects from form in view to action.
1.4 is the same as 1.3, but with deprecated features dropped, yes?

Is there a page that offers a complete, concise list of all the features that are deprecated in 1.3? I'd like to be able to glance at a single page and see if the lack of any features, dropped from 1.4, would break my sites if I upgraded.
@Lawrence Take a look at the "deprecated" link at the very end of the post.

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