Symfony2 CMF: One hackday closer to the 1.0 release!

  • David Buchmann

Last friday, a full dozen of Symfony2 Content Management Framework developpers gathered at the Liip Office in Zurich, Switzerland to exchange on the state of the project. We had people from England, Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

We went over all bundles and sorted out issues and pull requests between 1.0 and later. We also discussed many open questions and decided on topics. We now effectively entered a scope freeze phase, meaning we don't want to add any new features to the 1.0 goals. Pull requests for open 1.0 issues as well as bugfixes are very welcome however.

Release plan

For a couple of weeks, there has been a “beta1” version of the CMF out. We still have a couple of BC breaks planned, but since beta1 they must be documented in the file. A stable release will take some time yet, unfortunately. We postponed our goal release date to end of July. According to the dashboard tool there are about 60 issues until then, ergo we have to close 12 issues per week. This sound like a lot – on the other hand we where 12 people at the meeting, so it would mean everybody has to solve one issue per week.

We also sketched the release process for after the 1.0 release is out. An intermediate 1.1 release is planned for autumn, after that we will follow the core Symfony release cycle with a delay of about one month.

How can you help?

If you would like to contribute, please look into the issues in milestone 1.0 of each of the CMF bundles. While we all love great new features, we have to focus on cleaning the existing features and making sure they are future proof. If you don't know where to start, please ask on the mailinglist or in #symfony-cmf on

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