The Zend Framework team announces the immediate availability of the first
Release Candidate for 1.9.0:
Note that because these packages are not stable, they will not be found on
the zend.com CDN; please scroll to the bottom of the above page to find
links to this release.
Since the beta
release, we have carefully reviewed the test suite and code to ensure
PHP 5.3 compatibility; at this time, we feel confident that users should have
no issues when using Zend Framework under PHP 5.3.
Additionally, we have had a large number of people testing the beta, and our
contributors have provided a number of bugfixes and improvements based on
user feedback. The new features are looking quite solid, and we look forward
to the possibility of a stable release later in the week.
For those unfamiliar with the new features in 1.9.0, they include:
Zend_Service_Amazon_Sqs, which provide
the ability to use local and remote messaging and queue services for offloading
asynchronous processes. (Contributed by Justin Plock and Daniel Lo)
adapter for Zend Platform’s Job Queue. (Contributed by Zend Technologies)
Zend_Controller_Plugin_PutHandler, which aid in providing RESTful
resources via the MVC layer. (Contributed by Luke Crouch, SourceForge)
Zend_Feed_Reader, which provides a common API to RSS and Atom
feeds, as well as extensions to each format, caching, and a slew of other
functionality. (Contributed by Pádraic Brady and Jurrien Stutterheim)
Zend_Db_Adapter_Sqlsrv, a Zend_Db adapter for Microsoft’s SQL
Server driver for PHP. (Contributed by Juozas Kaziukenas and Rob Allen)
Zend_Db_Tableupdates to allow using
a concrete class by passing it one or more table definitions via the
constructor. (Contributed by Ralph Schindler)
Zend_Test_PHPUnit_Db, which provides
for PHPUnit’s DBUnit support, allowing developers to do functional and
integration testing against databases using data fixtures. (Contributed by
- Annotation processing support for
Zend_Pdf, as well as performance
improvements. (Contributed by Alexander Veremyev)
- Support for constants within
by Ben Scholzen)
Zend_Dojocustom build layer support. (Contributed by Matthew Weier
- Dojo upgraded to 1.3.2.
Zend_Ldapimprovements, including full support for CRUD
operations, search, and manipulating tree structures. (Contributed by Stefan
Zend_Logwriter for writing
to your system log. (Contributed by Thomas Gelf)
Zend_View_Helper_BaseUrl, a view helper for returning the current
base URL to your application, as well as for constructing URLs to public
resources. (Contributed by Robin Skoglund and Geoffrey Tran)
Zend_Datenow has support for the
(Contributed by Thomas Weidner)
Zend_Localehas been upgraded to CLDR 1.7. (Contributed by Thomas
Zend_Translatenow has plurals support for the Gettext, Csv, and
Array adapters. (Contributed by Thomas Weidner)
- PHP 5.3 compatibility, including support for new features in the mysqli
extension. All components are fully tested on both PHP 5.2.x and PHP 5.3.0.
In addition, a large number of smaller improvements were made throughout
the framework, and around 700 issues have been resolved or closed since
the release of 1.8.0!
Please help us make this a stellar release; download the RC today and test
your application against it!