Zend Framework 2.0.0rc4 Released!

We’ve tagged, created and pushed packages, and I’m pleased to announce that the fourth release candidate of ZF2, Zend Framework 2.0.0rc4, is now available!

Release candidates are now happening weekly, and will continue until we feel the code is stable; we anticipate that in the next couple weeks, we should have a stable release.

In the past week, we’ve managed around 50 pull requests, patching primarily bugfixes. Additionally, a patch closing potential XML entity expansion vectors (XEE) was added, and addresses each of Zend\Dom, Zend\Feed, Zend\Soap, and Zend\XmlRpc. If you were building on a version prior to RC4, we highly recommend updating at this time.

Our efforts are now turning primarily to documentation. If you can help us, please do! Enrico has posted a primer on helping with documentation:

as well as a list of documentation tasks:

Please help out!

Below is the full changelog. Take some time to test the release, and to thank all the contributors who have helped get us this far!

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.