ZF 2 is currently under heavy development (beta4 should be coming out this
week). There are many commits and merged pull requests every day. That's great!
I like trying new stuff. I even based some schoolwork on ZF2 beta2.
But! There are many ZF 1 applications in the wild. And because there won't
be an easy migration path to ZF 2 (except for the complete rewrite), I suppose
that many people will have to support ZF 1 apps for at least a few more years.
It would be nice to have some rock-solid ZF 1 version to which those apps could
be upgraded (ZF 1.11.11 was released 8 months ago).
Zend Framework 1.12
(this text is influenced by the fact, that I have upgraded our app to ZF
1 trunk with a plan to swap it with the 1.12 final by the end
ZF team announced
another release in ZF 1 branch – 1.12. It should be the last minor
version for ZF1. It was supposed to be released in April…and still isn't here
by the end of May. It somehow feels as if the Zend said „ZF 2 is the topmost
priority, ZF 1.12 isn't.“.
I wonder when the 1.12 is coming out. I even think it would be better to
release it now, even if there are some unresolved issues – most of them were
there for a long time. I would prefer to have 1.12 with many fixed issues soon
(followed by 1.12.1 later), than perfect 1.12.0 for Christmas. I suggest
moving back to faster relase cycle (maintenance release every month) –
promised to bude released in October 2011.
But if I can choose, I'd like to have at least the following patched issues
fixed in ZF 1.12.0 (most of them should be just „apply
List of issues I somehow got involved in:
Zend_Validate_EmailAddress setMessage does not work properly
ZF-10803 – Form
ID overrides Fieldset ID and causes dupe IDs
Zend_Test error messages should be more verbose
Koncem března by měla vyjít RC verze a v dubnu finální. Nicméně nové
funkce si můžete vyzkoušet i teď, pokud si checkoutnete SVNko (dokonce
by bylo super, kdybyste zkusili, jestli vaše aplikace běží na 1.12 a
případné chyby reportovali!)