One year and a half ago, Propel2 began. We decided to refactor the whole Propel code base in order to remove BC hacks, and introduce new features. We, the community and the Propel core developers, wrote a roadmap with all key points:
require()and adding namespaces, that means the directory structure will be modified to follow the PSR-0 specification;
Base*classes to a better location, with a better name (
Base/Book.phpfor instance) (#175);
Then, we wrote more unit tests to make Propel more stable. We also adopted the Symfony2 Filesystem component, and contributed to the Symfony2 framework by creating this standalone component. Propel2 relies on five Symfony2 components: Yaml, Console, Finder, Validator, and Filesystem.
We also took care of all patches applied to Propel 1.6, and ported them to Propel2.
Last but not least, Propel2 is PSR-0, PSR-1, PSR-2, and PSR-3 compliant.
We still have a few things to ship before a first alpha release like a Transaction API, a new Pager, and some other things to clean up. This first release is scheduled for the 1st of June. Then, we will ship a beta version, probably in two months. Depending on users feedback, we will be able to release a first stable version in September.
I could not imagine how complicated it was to refactor such a project, we did a lot but we could be even better, especially now that we have a cleaner code base. I would like to apologize for the delay, it took more time than I thought. Rome wasn't built in a day, they said.
My final thoughts go out to all Propel contributors, you are really awesome, thank you!
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