Software Update: Zend Framework 1.8.1

Zend Technologies released an update to its Zend Framework on Wednesday. Zend Framework is an open source, object-oriented framework for developing web applications. It was created with the thought of keeping it as simple as possible to use. The program is developed in php version 5 and uses a mvc, a so-called model-view controller, to divide the matter into manageable blocks. Below are the release notes for version 1.8.1:

Zend Framework 1.8.1 Released

The Zend Framework team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Zend Framework 1.8.1, the first maintenance release in the 1.8 series. You can download it from our download page; Use the CDN link for fast downloads, or scroll down the page for direct downloads of the 1.8.1 packages from the ZF servers.

1.8.0 was released only 13 days ago, but we already have logged 68 resolved issues in that timeframe! We appreciate everyone who has taken the time to log bugs, documentation issues — even issues with the Quick Start! — as well as those who have given generously of their time to help resolve them.

One important bugfix that should be noted is that a glitch in packaging of 1.8.0 meant that the Dojo version shipped with it was from the Dojo 1.2 branch — and not the 1.3 branch as reported in the changelogs. The packaging script has been corrected, and the source build within the full ZF distribution now correctly includes Dojo 1.3.

Other prominent changes include:

  • Zend_Loader::registerAutoload() now proxies to Zend_Loader_Autoloader, and marks the instance as a fallback autoloader. This will ensure equivalent functionality, and reduces the number of deprecation notices emitted to one.
  • Many bug fixes and improvements to Zend_Application.
  • Addition of module generation capabilities to Zend_Tool
  • Addition of strong object typing capabilities to Zend_Amf
  • Many more manual translations!

For a full list of resolved issues, please visit the ZF issue tracker.

Version number 1.8.1
Release status Final
Operating systems script language
Website Zend Technologies Ltd.
License type Freeware