CakePHP 2.8.5 Released

The CakePHP core team is happy to announce the immediate availability of CakePHP 2.8.5. This is a maintenance release for the 2.8 branch that fixes several community reported issues.


You can expect the following changes in 2.8.5. See the changelog for every commit.

  • Bake now recommends using the FlashComponent instead of the deprecated SessionComponent. (@xhs345)
  • RequestHandlerComponent will now automatically parse request data for PATCH requests as it does for POST. (@icyrizard)
  • Sqlite now correctly handles DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP. (@MarkusBauer)
  • FormHelper now resets the unlocked fields when a form is closed (@nojimage)

Minor Features

  • ApcEngine now supports APCu on PHP7. (@jrbasso)
  • Folder::read() can now sort by modified time. (@steampilot)
  • FormHelper::radio() now supports the fieldset option for customizing the generated fieldset element. (@xhs345)

As always, a huge thanks to all the community members that helped make this release happen by reporting issues and sending pull requests.

Download a packaged release on github.