CakePHP 2.1.3 & 2.2.0-RC1 released

by markstory
The CakePHP core team is proud to announce the immediate availability of both CakePHP 2.1.3 [1], and 2.2.0-RC1[2]. 2.1.3 is a bugfix release for the 2.1.x branch, while 2.2.0-RC1 is the first release candidate for 2.2.x.

The CakePHP core team is proud to announce the immediate availability of both CakePHP 2.1.3 [1], and 2.2.0-RC1[2]. 2.1.3 is a bugfix release for the 2.1.x branch, while 2.2.0-RC1 is the first release candidate for 2.2.x.

CakePHP 2.1.3

There are a number of bugfixes in 2.1.3, the most notable of these changes are:

  • ControllerTestCase no longer overwrites GET/POST when simulating requests.
  • Xml::fromArray() now properly handles out of sequence numeric keys.
  • TranslateBehavior and Model::saveAll() now correctly save translations in hasMany associations.
  • Router::queryString() now correctly handles appending to existing querystrings.
  • Model::saveMany(), saveAssociated() correctly save data that was modified in a beforeValidate() callback.
  • View now correctly re-uses the Controller event manager instance.
  • Model::saveAll() and default values now behave better.

You can download a packaged release from http://pear.cakephp.org or get a zip file from github[3].

CakePHP 2.2.0-RC1

Since the release of CakePHP 2.2.0-beta a number of new features and enhancements have been merged in:

Timezone support in CakeTime class

The $userOffset parameter has been replaced with $timezone parameter in all relevant functions. So instead of numeric offset you can now pass in a timezone string or DateTimeZone object. Passing numeric offsets for $timezone parameter is still possible for backwards compatibility.

CakeTime::timeAgoInWords() had the accuracy option added. This option allows you to specify how accurate formatted times should be.

A few new methods were added:

  • CakeTime::toServer()
  • CakeTime::timezone()
  • CakeTime::listTimezones()

The $dateString parameter in all methods now accepts a DateTime object. A new config parameter ‘Config.timezone’ is available which you can set to user’s timezone string.

Dynamically modify and create validation rules

A new object ModelValidator was added to delegate the work of validating model data, it should be transparent to the application and fully backwards compatible. It also exposes a rich API to add, modify and remove validation rules. Check docs for this object in http://book.cakephp.org/2.0/en/models/data-validation.html#dynamically-change-validation-rules

Generate config files on the fly

Configure::dump() was added. It is used to persist configuration data in durable storage like files. Both PhpReader and IniReader work with it.

CakeLog

The CakeLog class now accepts the same log levels as defined in RFC 5424. Several convenience methods have also been added in CakeLog class:

  • emergency
  • alert
  • critical
  • error
  • warning
  • notice
  • info
  • debug

Also log engines gained a scope setting to make them log only the contexts they are interested in. You need to add the following lines to your Config/bootsrap.php file:

// Add logging configuration.
CakeLog::config('debug', array(
    'engine' => 'FileLog',
    'types' => array('notice', 'info', 'debug'),
    'file' => 'debug',
));
CakeLog::config('error', array(
    'engine' => 'FileLog',
    'types' => array('warning', 'error', 'critical', 'alert', 'emergency'),
    'file' => 'error',
));

Misc changes

  • FormHelper::inputDefaults() setter/getter added.
  • Added ability for Auth login to use contain.
  • Supported Japanese legacy charset and changed to use upper case charset in Content-Type line in CakeEmail.
  • Improved doc blocks in all functions, mixed params now explicitly say which types are accepted.

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