CakePHP 1.3.7 Released

by markstory
The CakePHP core team is proud to announce the immediate availability of CakePHP release 1.3.7.

The CakePHP core team is proud to announce the immediate availability of CakePHP release 1.3.7. Since the release of CakePHP 1.3.6 a month and half ago, there have been over 55 commits[1] and 40 tickets resolved. There have been a few changes that may affect your application:

  • Usage of serialize() was removed from SecurityComponent.
  • View::element() now correctly uses '.ctp' as a fallback extension.
  • View variables are now passed to CacheHelper, making view caches more powerful.
  • EmailComponent now registers and un-registers its view class, this fixes issues where helpers needing a view would trigger errors.
  • Memcache engine now correctly stores entries with expiry dates greater than 30 days.
  • Empty session ids no longer cause errors with database session storage.
  • TextHelper::autoLinkEmails works with emails containing '.
  • Console test suite now exits with a non zero code on test failure.

Download the release[2] today, and catch up on the updates by perusing the changelog[1].

Development on 2.0 is continuing well, and thanks to everyone who has taken the time to give it a spin and report any issues found with it. At this time we will start removing the changelog wiki pages on lighthouse. Instead all changelogs can be found on cakephp.org itself[1]. This will keep the wiki list shorter, and solves issues with long changelogs not fitting onto a single wiki page in lighthouse.

The CakePHP team is considering a change in how documentation is generated for future versions. While the current book.cakephp.org application has served us extremely well over the past 3 years, we are always looking to improve the documentation for CakePHP. We frequently get requests for documentation in other formats, such as CHM, PDF and e-books. Its also become evident over time that converting the book content into these formats is no small task. In order to address these needs, we're considering moving the documentation for 2.0 into text files, and using a tool like sphinx[4] to generate the documentation. Sphinx is used for documentation by a number of large open source projects such as Python, Django and Bazaar. We feel that this approach will allow us to provide documentation in a number of requested formats, as well as maintain the existing work on translations and involve the community through contributions. However, documentation is a community effort, and we'd like some feedback on the direction we take with the documentation. Leave a comment with your thoughts on the proposed documentation changes.

These are exciting times for CakePHP documentation, the new CakePHPTV[5] site is gaining momentum and some great tutorials have been already published. We'd like to remind you that the video tutorials contest is in place until February 14, when we will be counting community votes for your tutorials and start giving away awesome prizes including a brand new iPad. Don't forget to get your screen cast filmed and enter the contest at tv.cakephp.org to start participating!

A huge thanks to all involved in terms of both contributions through commits and diffs, as well as those that took the time and effort to submit tickets, update documentation and otherwise contribute to the framework. Without you there would be no CakePHP.

  • View the changelog[1]
  • Download a packaged release [2]

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  • MacGeek posted on 01/24/11 03:50:29 AM
    Hi,

    The menu of the document should be in JS or AJax. Reloading the page to navigate into the menu is very confusing, not very productive, and not very "user friendly".

    Plus, when you search something on google, we arrive -generally- on the 1.2 documentation. We have to click on the 1.3 tab to get the last version but instead of show us the same section on the documentation (ex Helper HTML 1.2 => Helper HTML 1.3), non the link send us on the index...

    Anyway, thank you very much for all the work you do for us. It is a pleasure to use Cake everyday
    • emagdnim posted on 02/13/11 09:57:12 AM
      [quote] Hi,

      The menu of the document should be in JS or AJax. Reloading the page to navigate into the menu is very confusing, not very productive, and not very "user friendly".

      Plus, when you search something on google, we arrive -generally- on the 1.2 documentation. We have to click on the 1.3 tab to get the last version but instead of show us the same section on the documentation (ex Helper HTML 1.2 => Helper HTML 1.3), non the link send us on the index...

      Anyway, thank you very much for all the work you do for us. It is a pleasure to use Cake everyday
      [end quote]
      Yeah, this is quite annoying sometimes.. :) thanks for Cakephp team again anyway!
  • adael posted on 01/21/11 01:22:02 AM
    Thank you
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