This time last year, amid rumours that the end of CakePHP was nigh, CakePHP died and rose from the dead . The year that followed those events, has been a very exciting one. CakePHP continues to be a thriving project with huge popularity, and a growing community. This year has a number of milestones as well.
- CakePHP 1.3.0 was released, and has had 5 additional maintenance releases.
- CakePHP 1.2 has had 2 maintenance releases.
- The localized and datasources were released.
- We moved from thechaw, to github and lighthouse
- Development was started and is progressing well for 2.0.
- CakeFest 2010 was a huge success and had attendees from all over the globe came to Chicago. 2 days of great talks and a giant edible CakePHP cake to celebrate 5 years of CakePHP followed.
- The new bakery launched with better tools to enable more community participation.
So to total that up, that’s 9 releases, and a pile of other cool stuff. All in all, I have to say that’s a pretty awesome 12 months for a project powered by a relatively small group of people. Of course none of this would be possible or relevant without the great community that CakePHP has. A community that didn’t waver when rumours of CakePHP’s demise were spouted by a few people. A community that has welcomed the many changes that occurred in the project, and one that has grown with those changes.
I guess, I’d like to thank everyone in the CakePHP community for the hard work, and love over the last year. I think the year past is an example of what a great open source community can do and be, if their hearts are in the right place.