Zend Framework 1.8.2 Released

May 27, 2009

News, Zend Framework

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
Zend Framework

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.

About Matthew Weier O'Phinney

Matthew is a Principal Engineer at Zend Technologies. He is currently project lead for both Zend Framework and Apigility; a Zend Certified Engineer; and a member of the Zend Education Advisory Board, the group responsible for authoring the Zend Certification Exam. He contributes to a number of open source projects, blogs on PHP-related topics, and presents talks and tutorials related to PHP development and the projects to which he contributes. You can read more of his thoughts on his blog, mwop.net/blog.

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7 Responses to “Zend Framework 1.8.2 Released”

  1. sl4ve Says:

    I would really appreciate some fixes to Zend_Tool.

    It has some problems with modules and creating view scripts. And it is hard to manage default module, because it is the one created by default and it’s not in modules directory.

    I modified my zf_project.xml and it is working almost fine, but it’s not the idea of Zend_Tool that user does such things 😉

  2. ismunday Says:

    The full changelog at http://framework.zend.com/changelog is really useful, but one great addition would be the release date.

    Keep up the good work!


  3. hornjef Says:

    To all those working on the framework – thanks and nice work.

  4. pixel_lab Says:

    Just really getting in the Framework – nice work :)

  5. wese Says:

    Good work, keep it up!

  6. _____anonymous_____ Says:

    And thanks for fixing the changelog!

  7. leandrorc Says:

    Congratulations to everybody who work for the ZF’s growing!