Since its initial formal release in December 2008, Yii has been growing rapidly in both its user base and functionalities. Yii has been cited as one of the most favorable PHP frameworks in several places. Thank you all for your support!
Looking forward, we will continue to make Yii a high-quality, flexible and powerful framework. In this post, we summarize the release plan and roadmap ahead.
Version 1.0.5 marks the end of major feature enhancements in the 1.0 branch. All future 1.0.x releases will only contain bug fixes and very minor feature enhancements that keep strict backward compatibility. We will keep maintaining this branch till December 31, 2010.
Starting from May 11, 2009, we will use the trunk (1.1 branch) to develop major feature enhancements. We expect to make the 1.1 alpha release in October 2009.
For the upcoming 1.1 releases, we plan to accomplish the following major tasks:
Unit and functionality test support for user applications. It will be based on PHPUnit and Selenium.
An open architecture Web-based console for Web application development and management. It may be considered as a Web-based version of yiic (but much more powerful).
Implement a set of official extensions that will be released as a separate package from the core framework.
If you have any suggestion for the above tasks or other feature enhancements, please use this thread or board to discuss it. Thank you very much!