Zend Framework 1.8.1 Released

The Zend Framework team is happy to announce the immediate availability of
Zend Framework 1.8.1, the first maintenance release in the 1.8 series. You
can download it via our
downloads page
; Use the CDN link for fast downloads, or scroll down
the page for direct downloads of the 1.8.1 packages from the ZF servers.

1.8.0 was released only 13 days ago, but we already have logged 68
resolved issues in that timeframe! We appreciate everyone who has taken
the time to log bugs, documentation issues — even issues with the Quick
Start! — as well as those who have given generously of their time to
help resolve them.

One important bugfix that should be noted is that a glitch in packaging
of 1.8.0 meant that the Dojo version shipped with it was from the Dojo
1.2 branch — and not the 1.3 branch as reported in the changelogs. The
packaging script has been corrected, and the source build within the
full ZF distribution now correctly includes Dojo 1.3.

Other prominent changes include:

  • Zend_Loader::registerAutoload() now proxies to
    Zend_Loader_Autoloader, and marks the instance as a fallback
    autoloader. This will ensure equivalent functionality, and reduces
    the number of deprecation notices emitted to one.
  • Many bugfixes and improvements to Zend_Application.
  • Addition of module generation capabilities to Zend_Tool
  • Addition of strong object typing capabilities to Zend_Amf
  • Many more manual translations!

For a full list of resolved issues, please visit the ZF issue

Again, many thanks to all contributors to this release!

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.