CakePHP 3.8.0-RC3 Released

The CakePHP core team is happy to announce the immediate availability of CakePHP 3.8.0-RC3. This is the release candidate for 3.8.0, and it contains several new major features.

3.8 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 3.9 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 3.8.0:

php composer.phar require --update-with-dependencies "cakephp/cakephp:3.8.0-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 3.8.0 before the stable release.

What’s new in 3.8.0?

The migration guide has a complete list of what’s new in 3.8.0, and what has been deprecated. We recommend you give that page a read when upgrading.

Changes since 3.8.0-RC2

  • FormContext::error() now returns array keys for errors.
  • Improved API documentation.
  • Improved error messages when associations are missing and association properties are accessed.
  • Iterating PluginCollection during application hook methods no longer skips hooks anymore.
  • Cleaned up ConsoleOutput constructor.
  • EntityContext can now read validation errors from nested validators.
  • Mimetype validation now compares values in a case-insensitive way.
  • EntityTrait::getVisibleProperties() is now deprecated. Use getVisible() instead.

Contributors to 3.8.0-RC3

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

  • ADmad
  • Andrej Griniuk
  • Corey Taylor
  • Mark Scherer
  • Mark Story
  • Robert Pustułka
  • othercorey
  • saeideng

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