If you are following the development of CakePHP today is a good day for you. RC3 was released today! We have all been working really hard to make this Release Candidate better than the last one. There have been over 400 commits since the last RC2. Some of the big changes are related to performance. Larry Masters and the rest of the team have been hard at work making CakePHP snappier and all around speedier. These efforts have made the bootstrapping 10x faster and
App::import() has recieved a significant speed boost as well. In addition to the RC3 of the 1.2 branch, 1.1 has also received some upgrades as well, and has no open tickets. A big thanks to Tim Koschuetzki from debuggable for finishing off the last of the 1.1 tickets.
I’d like to thank everyone who has been filing tickets and to all of the core team for working hard. So if you are using RC2 download RC3 today . A special thanks to nate as well for the extra recognition. Read the official announcement at the bakery.