CakePHP 3.3.0-RC1 Released

The CakePHP core team is happy to announce the immediate availability of CakePHP 3.3.0-RC1. This is a release candidate for 3.3.0. 3.3.0 provides a number improvements both large and small to CakePHP. It also deprecates several features that will be removed in 4.0.0.

Upgrading to this Version

You can use composer to upgrade to the RC version of CakePHP 3.3.0:

php composer.phar require "cakephp/cakephp:3.3.0-RC1"

What’s new in 3.3.0?

The migration guide has a complete list of what’s new in 3.3.0, and what has been deprecated. We recommend you give that page a read when upgrading.

Bugfixes and Minor Features

This release fixes a few issues identified in the 3.3.0-beta3, as well as the recent bugfixes from master as documented in the 3.2.13 release notes. In addition to those changes 3.3.0-RC1 contains:

  • Cake\Database\TypeInterface was added. This interface formalizes an implied interface for database type classes. (@davidyell)
  • Middleware objects can be added by their string class name now. (@ADmad)
  • The Mcrypt backend for Security has been deprecated. (@antograssiot)
  • Content-Type headers are now transformed correctly between PSR7 and CakePHP request layers. (@dakota)
  • PHP7 now reports CLI errors with the original file/line number. (@Jippi)

If there are no major issues reported, we will release 3.3.0 stable next week.

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.