Dear Yii Folks,
We are very excited to announce the stable release of Yii Framework v1.1!
This release marks a major milestone in the Yii framework development. It represents more than one year’s hard work of the developer team and the Yii community. We hereby thanks to everyone who supports and contributes to Yii.
In this release, we include numerous new features to the already powerful Yii framework. We added a PHPUnit-based testing framework so that developers can more easily write unit tests and functional tests; We added a form builder so that commonly used HTML forms can be built in terms of objects and thus enhance their reusability; We added support for changing skins for widgets globally; We also modified the way of performing relational ActiveRecord queries so that they are more intuitive and easier to use.
Besides all these core feature enhancements, in this release we also include a set of official Yii extensions (under the name of the zii project). In this library, users may find many useful and powerful extensions, such as the whole set jQuery UI widgets, data grid, list view, detail view, and so on. All these further help to further enhance your rapid development experience using Yii.
For a list of all features included in this release, please visit:
For information about how to upgrade from 1.0 to 1.1, please visit:
SHOULD I USE YII 1.1
If you are already using Yii 1.0 to develop your project which is about half-way done, we suggest you do not upgrade to 1.1 because there are quite some changes that break backward compatibility.
You just started a new project, we recommend you upgrade to 1.1 because it will receive most of our maintenance effort from now on. While we will continue to maintain 1.0, we expect it will only receive bug fixes in future.
If you are new to Yii, you should start with 1.1.
Feel free to raise questions in the forum if you encounter any problem with this new release.
The Yii Developer Team