DBAL 2.4.2 and 2.5.0 BETA1 released

Posted on January 1, 2014 by Benjamin Eberlei

Published: 01.01.2014

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of Doctrine DBAL 2.4.2 and 2.5.0 BETA1.

The new stable version 2.4.2 had 20 bugs fixed. You can install this version using Composer and the following composer.json contents:

    "require": {
        "doctrine/dbal": "2.4.2"

You can see all the changes on Jira:

In the first 10 month of 2013 we watched the number of open issues cross 100 and peak at 250 in mid November, unable to do much about it due to time constraints. During the last two months however we have worked hard to lower the number of open pull-requests on DBAL from 50 to only 7 and push the number of open issues on DBAL+ORM down to 188 from 250. This has been a tremendous effort and it would not have been possible without our two new core team members deeky666 and kimhemsoe.

With the number of open bugs at 22 and open pull requests at 7 I am excited to say that DBAL 2.5 will be the most stable and complete version so far. It is mostly backwards compatible with only some minor changes necessary, when using PDO IBM, creating a custom platform or using non-default DateTime formats. You can see the breaks in the UPGRADE.md file.

There is also a nice list of new features:

  • Support for SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere versions 10, 11, 12 and 16 (DBAL-475)
  • Support for auto-commit=NO on all drivers and platforms. (DBAL-81)
  • Refactor exceptions to use common error-codes and exception classes that derive from Doctrine\DBAL\DBALException. (DBAL-407)
  • Add support to retry connections with Doctrine\DBAL\Connection#ping() method. (DBAL-275)
  • Add INSERT support to QueryBuilder (DBAL-320)
  • Add Binary type for VARBINARY support (DBAL-714)
  • Add charset and SSL connection support to PostgreSQL (DBAL-567, DBAL-702)
  • Add options support for Myqli (DBAL-643)

See all the changes for the 2.5.0 BETA1 on Jira:

You can install the BETA using Composer and the following composer.json contents:

    "require": {
        "doctrine/dbal": "2.5.0-BETA1"