github phpDocumentor/phpDocumentor v2.8.0
Fix several bugs and improve compatibility with newer Zend Framework versions

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8 years ago

In version 2.7 there were a few fatal errors that happened in specific situations (as usual with bugs) and some changes were done to make integration with composer easier.

The most significant addition would be a new command line option --cache-folder with which you can tell phpDocumentor to write the cache files to a specific location. This is awesome if you want to keep your cache and docs separate or when setting up a Continuous Integration environment.

The second most interesting is the self-update command for the Phar installation for phpDocumentor. With this we follow in the footsteps of composer by adding the means to easily update your phar file an exchange it for a newer version of phpDocumentor.

What's next

A few days ago Mike van Riel posted a blog post (http://mikevanriel.com/entry/phpdocumentor-an-update) where he unveiled the changes that he is working on; combine that with the awesome contributions that we receive from the community means that interesting things are waiting on the horizon.

The changes that Mike is working on (which he lovingly dubbed Operation Blue Lightning) are meant to speed phpDocumentor up by a more than significant amount by refactoring some of the architecture of phpDocumentor. This will quite surely take more than the usual six weeks that we use per release and as such we will release version 2.9 as soon as Mike has finished his work on Blue Lightning.

Progress of this release can be tracked using a milestone that was created for this purpose: https://github.com/phpDocumentor/phpDocumentor2/milestones/Blue Lightning.

Happy hacking and until next time!

ADDED:     Argument "--cache-folder" to indicate where the cache is stored
ADDED:     `phpdoc self-update` command to the PHAR archive to update phpDocumentor with a single command
FIXED:     #423: Error report in responsive and responsive-twig template should hide empty results and update error counter next to the filename.
FIXED:     #573: Visibility filters in 'responsive' and 'responsive-twig' do not function properly
FIXED:     Several scrutinizer reported clean ups
FIXED:     If tmp was somewhere in path it would be incorrectly replaced
FIXED:     Several tests were added
FIXED:     It is now possible to install phpDocumentor using composer in a project using ZF 2.3 or higher
FIXED:     Fatal error: Call to a member function getParent() on a non-object in ConstantDescriptor.php
FIXED:     Fatal error: Call to a member function getParent() on a non-object in PropertyDescriptor.php
REMOVED:   Knp menu from composer.json because it was not used

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