CakePHP 3.7.0-RC3 Released

The CakePHP core team is happy to announce the immediate availability of CakePHP 3.7.0-RC3. This is the release candidate for 3.7.0, and it contains several new major features. If no major issues are reported a stable release will be packaged in a few weeks.

3.7 is the last planned minor release of CakePHP 3.x before 4.0 is released. Once 4.0 is released, 2.x will only receive security fixes, and 3.x will only continue to receive bug & security fix releases. If there is significant community interest there may be a 3.8 release, but there are no plans at this point in time.

Updating to the RC

You can use composer to upgrade to the beta version of CakePHP 3.7.0:

php composer.phar require --update-with-dependencies "cakephp/cakephp:3.7.0-RC3"

We would greatly appreciate it if you temporarily upgraded your application, and ran your tests. By opening issues for any regressions in the release candidate, we can help ensure a smoother release of 3.7.0 before the stable release.

What’s new in 3.7.0?

The migration guide has a complete list of what’s new in 3.7.0, and what has been deprecated. We recommend you give that page a read when upgrading.

Changes since 3.7.0-RC2

  • Validator::allowEmpty() is now deprecated. While simple to use this method would allow incorrectly typed ‘empty’ data in. In its place four new methods have been added that are more explicit about the accepted empty data.
  • Improved API documentation.
  • Chained exceptions now include stack traces in log files for the inner exceptions.
  • ArrayCache was added as an engine for Cache. This allows you to store cache data only until the end of the current process.
  • Improve display paths in console environments.
  • NullEngine::write() method will now return true, this in effect will comply with parent abstract method’s return type declaration.

Contributors to 3.7.0-RC3

  • ADmad
  • Ceeram
  • Edgaras
  • George Constantinou
  • Ian den Hartog
  • Marc Würth
  • Mark Scherer
  • Mark Story
  • chinpei215
  • saeideng

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