The Zend Framework team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of
the 1.8.2 release. This release is the second maintenance release in the 1.8
series. Fixes for this release focus on Zend_Db and autoloading
improvements. In all, over 50 issues were closed for the release.
You may download it from the
With the introduction of Zend_Loader_Autoloader in 1.8.0, a
number of issues related to autoloading could finally be closed. All cases
where Zend_Loader::loadClass() was hard-coded into the framework
were modified to check for class_exists() first, to trigger the
autoloader. This should make writing custom adapters and plugins an easier
For a full list of closed issues, you can visit:
For those that follow Zend Framework closely, the above URL should look
quite new. One often requested feature for the website has been a
canonical changelog for each release. The changelog for the current
release may always be found at:
and contains a sidebar with changelogs by version. As we continue, we will
also add in release notes, including migration issues.
Many thanks to all the contributors who helped with this release: issue
reporters, documentation translators, and code contributors alike.