Zend Framework 2.0.0rc6 Released!

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:

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 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.