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Zend Framework 1.7 Preview Release now available

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We are excited to announce that the Zend Framework 1.7 Preview Release is now available from the Zend Framework download site!

While 1.7PR is not a feature complete release in the 1.7 series, it nevertheless contains some very important features scheduled for the 1.7 production release:

  • New Zend_AMF component
  • Dojo Toolkit 1.2.0
  • New ZendX_JQuery component
  • Support for dijit editor
  • Metadata API in Zend_Cache
  • Google book search API
  • Performance enhancements
  • Application-wide locale with other i18n enhancements
  • File upload form element enhancements

This obviously marks a very important step towards a high-quality, well tested 1.7 production release. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release in any way: with patches/check ins, documentation/translations, and bug reports.

But our work is not yet over! Let’s put this release through testing hell, while continuing to make progress on other features scheduled for the production release of 1.7. Please remember to provide feedback on our issue tracker and ask any questions/post your experiences on the appropriate mailing list.

Again, the Zend Framework community does NOT recommend this release for production use. We do, however, recommend evaluating new features in this release with existing and new applications.

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