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Practical CodeIgniter 3 Released

My new book about making the most of CodeIgniter 3 is out!

The short version (all dates tentative):

  • 0.7.4 by June 11th, 2015
  • 0.8 by June 12th, 2015
  • 1.0 by January 1st, 2016

The long version:

I am currently planning to release Bonfire 0.7.4 next week. This is intended to be the last release which ships with CodeIgniter 2.x. While the release will go into the master branch on GitHub initially, I will create an additional branch to hold this release for those users who still need a CI2 release of Bonfire in the future (and there may be future 0.7.x releases to keep CI2 in synch, as needed). Of course, since CI2 itself will only be receiving security updates through October, it is highly recommended that everyone using Bonfire make an effort to move to CI3.

With that in mind, Bonfire 0.8 will also be released next week. Bonfire 0.8 will continue to support CI2, but will ship with CI 3.x installed and enabled by default. The process for using CI2 in Bonfire 0.8 will be similar to the process for using CI3 in Bonfire 0.7, and the documentation will be updated to include that process.

Sometime after CI2 reaches end of life, I will go through a similar process to create a support branch for 0.8 (for those people transitioning their sites from CI2), and start working on a 1.0 release for Bonfire, which will drop support for CI2. This will remove some of the extra code which currently allows Bonfire to support both CI2 and 3, though some things (like the bcDirectoryMap function in the BF_directory_helper) may remain longer than others.

Thanks for your continued support and interest in Bonfire.

  • Mat Whitney