Zend Framework 2.0.0rc6 Released!

August 29, 2012

News, Zend Framework

The Zend Framework community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Zend Framework 2.0.0rc6! Packages and installation instructions are available at:

We’ve been releasing release candidates weekly since mid-July. At this time, RC6 is slated to be the last release candidate before shipping a stable version.

RC6 has continued the cycle of decreasing numbers of pull requests, lending weight to the idea that we are hitting a stable API. Around 30 patches were handled — though not all were merged — ranging from small consistency fixes to solutions for often-reported issues. Additionally, around 20 documentation patches were handled, providing a steady stream of updates for the user guide.

The full changelog is as follows:

- Zend\Config
  - The INI adapter now allows bracket notation for appending values to an array
    within INI definitions.
- Zend\Db
  - ResultInterface adds isBuffered() method for checking if the resultset is
    buffered or not. Allows for more fine grained control of result set
    buffering, including using the database engine's native buffering.
  - Insertions with multi-part keys now work properly.
  - Expression objects may now be passed to the order() method of a Select
    object.
- Zend\Form
  - You can now omit error messages on elements when rendering via formRow(), by
    passing a boolean false as the third argument of the helper.
  - You can now use concrete hydrator instances with the factory.
  - You may now set the CSRF validator class and/or options to use on the Csrf
    element
  - The Select, Radio, and MultiCheckbox elements and view helpers were
    refactored to move value options into properties, instead of attributes.
    This makes them more consistent with other elements, and simplifies the
    interfaces.
  - Forms now lazy-load an input filter if none has been specified; this should
    simplify usage for many, and remove the "no input filter attached"
    exception.
  - All form helpers for buttons (button, submit, reset) now allow translation.
  - The formRow() view helper now allows you to set the CSS class used to
    designate an input with errors.
- Zend\Http
  - Some browser/web server combingations set SERVER_NAME to the IPv6 address,
    and enclose it in brackets. The PhpEnvironment\Request object now correctly
    detects such situations.
  - The Socket client will only fallback to SSLv3 if the ssltransport
    configuration key is not set (instead of also allowing SSLv2).
- Zend\I18n\Translator
  - Loader\LoaderInterface was splitted into Loader\FileLoaderInterface and
    Loader\RemoteLoaderInterface. The latter one will be used in ZF 2.1 for
    a database loader.
  - Translator::addTranslationPattern() and the option "translation_patterns"
    were renamed to Translator::addTranslationFilePattern and
    "translation_file_patterns".
  - A new method Translator::addRemoteTranslations() was added.
- Zend\Mvc
  - Application no longer defines the "application" identifier for its composed
    EventManager instance. If you had listeners listening on that context,
    update them to use "Zend\Mvc\Application". See this thread for more details:

http://zend-framework-community.634137.n4.nabble.com/Change-to-Zend-Mvc-Application-s-event-identifiers-tp4656517.html

  - The redirect plugin's toRoute() method signature is now synced with that of
    the url plugin's fromRoute() method.
  - The PRG plugin now allows passing no arguments; if you do so, the currently
    matched route will be used for the redirect.
- Zend\Paginator
  - Removes the factory() and related methods. This was done to be more
    consistent with other components, and also because the utility was not
    terribly useful; in most cases, developers needed to configure the adapter
    up-front anyways.
- Zend\Stdlib
  - ClassMethods Hydrator now supports boolean getters prefixed with "is".
- Zend\Validator
  - DB validators no longer mix positional and named parameters.

The skeleton application and a skeleton module have been updated for 2.0.0rc6, and are a great place to look to help get you started. You may also want to check out the user guide , as it provides a comprehensive tutorial for building a ZF2 application.

As a reminder, all ZF2 components are also available individually as Pyrus AND composer packages;packages.zendframework.com is our official channel for both package formats.

I’d like to thank each and every person who has contributed ideas, feedback, pull requests (no pull request is too small!), testing, and more — we’re almost to the goal of a stable next-generation framework!

About Matthew Weier O'Phinney

Matthew is an open source software architect, specializing in PHP. He is currently project lead for Zend Framework, a project with which he has been involved since before the first public preview release. He is 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, weierophinney.net/matthew/.

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