We Will Release Yii 2.0 Alpha Soon

[color="#333333"]We will release Yii 2.0 alpha next week. Please help us evaluate it and let us know what you feel about it. You may get the source code from github at [/color]https://github.com/yiisoft/yii2

[color="#333333"]To quickly start, you may try the included basic app by following instructions at [/color]https://github.com/y...ic#installation

What will be the policy for feature PRs after the alpha release has been tagged?

Alpha release means the codebase reaches a certain degree of stability. We will not make major architectural changes after alpha. [size=2]We will still accept feature PRs, provided they don’t significant alter the architecture.[/size]

Currently Yii 2.0 is already is very good shape. After alpha, we will mainly focus on documentation, bug fixing and minor feature completion and enhancements.

Great news!

I am so so happy about that :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:)

This is great, :lol:




Oh yes!! ;)

Thank you! :rolleyes:

There are still some design choices to do here: https://github.com/yiisoft/yii2/issues/87#issuecomment-25324002

Please take a look at it.

The new Yii 2 architecture/syntax means A LOT of rewriting !!!!

See for yourself the not yet completed migration How-To:


A lot of code to rewrite !

or just playing with sed, awk or a bash script provided by the community?


What will happen to [size="2"]these numerous extensions designed for/with v.1.1???[/size]

You’re not forced to update. You can use v1, if you like, it’s maintained till Dec 31, 2015.

G’Evening Master

Right, my post is NOT relevant to the main subject. Sorry sorry

Just made me worrying actually.

Looking for a good PHP framework for the next 1-year-or-so project

Met Yii and found it really can be a good candidate

Thanks to its numerous extensions

But now, with the big leap induced by the v.2.,

it looks like a new beginning????

From my experience, the upgrade is not as scary as it may seem.

Some of extensions (like EAuth) are already ported, the rest will be ported quickly as soon as API is stable, I hope.

The upcoming aplha release means that core is pretty stable, so don’t panic.

It is too soon, supporting our applications depends on supporting the framework, so as soon as supporting interrupt, we have to upgrade the applications or support it in badly manner.

So if it possible i ask the Yii developer team to increase the framework supporting time till 2018 or even 2020, because, the 2013 is finished and we have supporting time just for 1 years.

It’s till 2016 now so 2 years at least.

Cool, thanks for both good news (support until 2016 for 1.1 and Alpha version 2.0)



im about to begin a new app.

What do you recommend, use Yii 1 or Yii 2?

Depends on how much extra time for fixing framework bugs and updating code you have. If not much, go for 1.1.

Well, i’d like to know about overall new GridView funcionalities availables:

  • Bootstrap 3 integration (my new app must be in Bootstrap 3)

  • Fixed Header - Footer - X Left Columns

  • Export PDF - Excell - CSV

  • Horizontal - Vertical Scrolling

Thanks in advance.