Zend Framework 2.0.0rc2 Released!

We’ve tagged, created and pushed packages, and can finally announce that the second release candidate of ZF2, Zend Framework 2.0.0rc2, is now available!

Release candidates are now happening weekly, and will continue until we feel the code is stable; we anticipate that by the end of the month, we should have a stable release.

In the past week, we’ve managed around 70 pull requests, patching primarily bugfixes. Two addressed potential eXternal XML Enity (XXE) injection vulnerabilities in Zend\Feed, Zend\Soap, Zend\Dom, and Zend\Serializer. If you were building on RC1, we highly recommend updating at this time.

Additionally, this marks the first release that incorporates Rob Allen’s excellent ZF2 tutorial; it has now been incorporated into the manual:

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!