Phalcon 2 beta 2 available
It's been a while since we last communicated with our community. Rest assured our resolve and determination towards the project remains the same :)
We're in the process putting the final touches on the second major release of Phalcon in its two years of life. Phalcon 2 is powered by Zephir a brand new high-level language that makes the development more enjoyable and easier.
Phalcon 2 now implements most of the functionality that Phalcon 1.x offers and it's now passing an important number of tests in Travis. Yay!
Phalcon 2 new look
We're looking for a enthusiast graphic designer/company who want to contribute a new look for Phalcon when releasing Phalcon 2. Check this forum thread for more information.
Want to contribute?
The simplest way is to look through the issue tracker for issues or features to implement. Also fixing the necessary code to make some unit-tests pass on Phalcon 2 would help a lot.
With 2.0 we are moving our whole test suite to Codeception. Initial work has been done and we will start pushing the base structure upstream while "moving" existing tests to the new Codeception powered suite. We will need a lot of help to get that task completed so if you want to contribute, keep an eye out in our forum in the very near future for the relevant announcement.
Help with Testing
This version can be installed from the 2.0.0 branch, if you don't have Zephir installed follow these instructions:
git clone http://github.com/phalcon/cphalcon git checkout 2.0.0 cd ext sudo ./install
If you have Zephir installed:
git clone http://github.com/phalcon/cphalcon git checkout 2.0.0 zephir build
We rely on the feedback from everyone in the community to flush out bugs and upgrade issues ahead of a big release like this. So please give Phalcon 2 a try on your app, and if you're starting a new app today, you should also probably try the beta2 for that, if you're just the least bit savvy with Phalcon.
<3 Phalcon Team