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Zend Framework 1 is not dead; ensure you upgrade!

I’m delighted to announce that Zend Framework 1.12.1 has been released! This release fixes 50 issues which is a great result. I’d like to thank everyone who submitted a patch to ZF1 and to Matthew Weier O’Phinney, Frank Brückner and Mike Willibanks in particular for their work on this release.

There’s a few important things to note:

  • There’s a security fix in 1.12.1. Please read ZF2012-05 if you use Zend_Feed_Rss or Zend_Feed_Atom.
  • The minimum PHP version for ZF 1.12.0 and ZF 1.11.12 is 5.2.11 due to security fixes for ZF2012-03.
  • Zend_Markup_Parser_Textile has been removed from 1.12.1 as it was significantly broken.

As I said in the title of this post, ZF1 isn’t dead: we have committed to supporting it until at least 2014 so we will have more releases as required either due to security issues found or because we’ve accumulated enough bug fixes in the codebase. With that in mind, please continue to raise issues on the issue tracker if you find any issues in 1.12.1. We’d also appreciate your patches if you can fix any of the issues! I’m on IRC if you want any help (Akrabat in the channel on Freenode).

3 thoughts on “Zend Framework 1 is not dead; ensure you upgrade!

  1. Hello Rob!

    I just wanted to say thanks for pointing me to the right direction. It was a great plan to use ZF2 for my project that I started about 3 months ago. I'm loving the modularity of the project. The experience with ZF1 helped a lot, though

    Happy New Year!

  2. There are new releases are upcoming in zend framework like ZF1 and that there is difference in their features like ZF1 is based on MVC , ZF2 is based on MOVE which is Huge difference. Zend Framework 2 uses 100% object-oriented code.

  3. Hi Rob,

    I'm glad to hear that ZF1 isn't dead yet.

    I'm a big fan of ZF1 and find that the switch from MVC to MOVE in ZF2 – which is a new concept to me (or at least a new acronym) – is a difficult one to follow.

    Thus far ZF2 looks very clumsy and opaque in terms of development and implementation.

    Could this be because of lack of examples of because the people writing the examples are so comfortable with the concepts that they don't explain the important basic stuff.

    Where would you recommend I look for truly useful information on managing the move from ZF1 to ZF2?


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