Blog > Propel 1.6.2 is Released
A month and few days ago, I became the new Propel lead developer. Today, I'm glad to announce the new Propel version: 1.6.2. This is my very first release and I have tons of things to tell you.
From 1.6.1 to 1.6.2, 10 contributors worked hard and provided 145 commits with two new incredible behaviors and a lot of bugfixes. I would like to thank François Zaninotto, Julien Muetton, Andrey Janzen, Markus Lervik, Niklas Närhinen, Denis Dalmais, Chris Lovell, Nibsirahsieu and mskarupianski. They contributed to improve Propel and that's great !
Since Propel has moved to GitHub, the continuous development is intensive. We (the core team) are glad to see how things moved and we were suprised to see this great activity. Thanks guys to help keeping Propel alive.
You will find the new API documentation at: http://api.propelorm.org/ and XSD files under their own subdomain: http://xsd.propelorm.org/1.6/database.xsd. Thanks to Benjamin Börngen-Schmidt and Veikko Mäkinen for their work on the server/DNS part.
Propel is not the unique project in the Propel organization and it is widely used in the symfony world. I announced few weeks ago the release of the new Propel plugin for symfony 1.x : sfPropelORMPlugin. I would like to thank Julien Muetton and Luca Saba for their work on it to decouplate the plugin and to get it work with both Git and SVN.
Propel documentation has a new design and a new way to improve it. Visit http://www.propelorm.org/ to see it in action. We are using Jekyll, a static site generator written in ruby and the gh-pages feature provided by GitHub. The code is available here. Feel free to contribute on it by submiting Pull Request to fix typo errors and/or to provide new recipes in the cookbook.
As you can see, we made a lot of changes to improve Propel and the way people can contribute. It's really important for us and GitHub eases our development process like a charm. Thanks to all contributors, bug reporters and all people who makes Propel better day by day.
Yes, Propel won't die.