@samdark I can understand the decision to make different packages (contributors, complexity decouple, faster release cycle, etc.). But maybe on the other hand there are also other “component based” Frameworks which do the same already (Symfony for example) - so personally i like the option to install Yii Framework and everything i need is part of this bundle - Ajax, Views, Rest, Controllers, Database Abstraction. Pjax, Jquery. It is a very unique, fast and easy to integrate experience. (I am not even a fan of Jquery or Pjax - but the option to build things awesomely quick, is just a huge advantage).
Now i have to gather all the components i need and being hopeful latest releases does not conflict with existing other Yii dependencies.
So maybe it would be nice to read something about this on a strategic long term view regarding Yii Framework Project.
Edit: This should not be criticism, its more about to understand where Yii Framework will go, whats the vision, why decisions has been made like this Thanks for taking time.