CakePHP 2.9.6 Released

The CakePHP core team is happy to announce the immediate availability of CakePHP 2.9.6. This is a maintenance release for the 2.9 branch that fixes several community reported issues.


You can expect the following changes in 2.9.6. See the changelog for every commit.

  • Improved API documentation.
  • Added Validation::minLengthByte() and Validation::maxLengthBytes()
  • Allow false/true to be read as keys in Hash::get().
  • Exit early when SMTP connections are disconnected on the remote side. This prevents the SmtpTransport from waiting until the read timeout is reached.
  • Fix FormHelper to work better with numeric optgroup labels.

Contributors to 2.9.6

Thank you to all the contributors that helped make this release happen:

  • José Lorenzo Rodríguez
  • Livia Scapin
  • Mark Sch
  • Mark Story
  • Mischa ter Smitten
  • Mponos George
  • chinpei215
  • kanonji

As always, we would like to thank all the contributors that opened issues, created pull requests or updated the documentation.

Download a packaged release on github.