CakePHP v4.2.0-RC1 Release Notes

Release Date: 2020-11-30 // 11 months ago
  • πŸš€ The CakePHP core team is proud to announce the first release candidate of CakePHP 4.2.0. The 4.2.0 release will introduce several new features and a handful of deprecations. The added features include formal support for PHP8, experimental support for a dependency injection container, a new session based CSRF middleware, improved APIs for database subqueries, and a new Flash Utility.

    πŸ†• New Features

    ⬆️ The migration guide has a complete list of what's new in 4.2.0. We recommend you give that page a read when upgrading as it outlines the deprecations present in 4.2.

    πŸ”„ Changes Since 4.2.0-beta1

    • Http\Client::createFromUrl() was added.
    • πŸ‘Œ Improved errors when INSERT queries cannot be compiled.
    • TableHelper::output() now has a text-right tag to right align cell content.
    • βœ… TestFixture::isManaged() was added to make whether a fixture manages schema more explicit.
    • πŸ‘ UrlHelper now supports the assetUrlClassName option, which allows you to replace the class used to generate static asset URLs.
    • TableLocator::allowFallbackClass() was added. This method lets you disable automatic fallback table class in a locator.
    • Http\FlashMessage was added. This utility class enables flash messages to be manipulated from within middleware.
    • Http\ServerRequest::getFlash() was added to expose the new flash utility.
    • πŸ›  Fixing binding conflicts in SQLServer queries.
    • βž• Added Application.buildContainer event. This event is triggered when the application container is built.
    • βœ… Integration test traits had the mockService() method added to enable straightforward mocking of services in tests.

    How you Can Help

    βœ… You can help by trying out the RC in your application. Please open issues for any new test failures or regressions the new version creates in your application.

    Contributors to 4.2.0-RC1

    Thank you to all the contributors that have helped with 4.2.0:

    • ADmad
    • Corey Taylor
    • Edgaras JanuΕ‘auskas
    • Eugene Ritter
    • Ikko Ashimine
    • imo-tikuwa
    • Juan Basso
    • Mark Scherer
    • Mark Story
    • ndm2
    • othercorey
    • saeideng
    • tikuwa

    πŸš€ As always, a huge thanks to all the community members that helped make this release happen by reporting issues and sending pull requests.


Previous changes from v4.2.0-beta1

  • πŸš€ The CakePHP core team is proud to announce the first beta release of CakePHP 4.2.0. This beta introduces a small number of deprecations. It adds experimental support for a dependency injection container, a session based CSRF option, and improved support for subqueries.

    πŸ†• New Features

    ⬆️ The migration guide has a complete list of what's new in 4.2.0. We recommend you give that page a read when upgrading as it outlines the deprecations present in 4.2.

    How you Can Help

    βœ… You can help by trying out the beta in your application. Please open issues for any new test failures or regressions the new version creates in your application.

    Contributors to 4.2.0-beta1

    Thank you to all the contributors that have helped with 4.2.0-beta1:

    • ADmad
    • Blaz
    • chris cnizzardini
    • Corey Taylor
    • Mario Rothauer
    • Mark Scherer
    • Mark Story
    • ndm2
    • othercorey
    • Ricardo Turella
    • tanden

    πŸš€ As always, a huge thanks to all the community members that helped make this release happen by reporting issues and sending pull requests.