P4A 2.2 is finally out

This is the month of the big releases :-) first was UCK 2.0 a few days ago, now it’s time for P4A – PHP For Applications 2.2!

Highlights of this release:

  • Prototype/scriptaculous were dropped and jQuery was added. Thanks to jQuery and some wonderful plugins we added a new color picker field type, the ajax file upload feature, some great improvements to the popup system also with the ability to block the underlying interface and a beautiful audio/video preview system.
  • Answering to many request the tooltip system was implemented, $field->setTooltip() and you’ve done the work of providing information about fields on your mask.
  • Another requested feature: field autocomplete, similar to the google suggest one, enjoy it
  • A smooth “helpers system” was introduced, now everyone can really write plugins for P4A, overriding core mothods without having to patch framework’s file (this only works with PHP5)
  • The getid3 library was added, its work is to read all data from multimedia files and pass them to P4A that will use them and store them. Now we have a better width/height/mime-type detection for many and many multimedia file formats.
  • …and many many improvements and bugfixes, check the changelog for the complete list

Upgrade:
You should have no problems directly upgrading from 2.0.6 to 2.2.0, otherwise write us on the help forum!

Download:
Can’t you wait? Here you have:
P4A 2.2.0 download

Future:
You already know that we can’t stop, things are already moving… we’ll publish more info very soon, also because I’m going to commit some preliminary tests for the next big step: P4A 3.0. Don’t miss it, I swear you’ll like it.

Technical note:
If you use P4A SVN, please switch to the 2.2 branch and don’t use the main trunk anymore!!! That’s because we’re working on it for P4A 3.0!

see you :)

5 thoughts on “P4A 2.2 is finally out

  1. Mr. Mechano

    Oracle, Oracle, Oracle, Oracle.
    Support the Oracle database and P4A will enter in the Enterprise market.

    Take a look at the new accord between Oracle and Zend and the new oci8 driver for Oracle/PHP…

  2. Fabrizio Balliano

    I know I know but it’s not totally our fault… anyway I promise p4a 3 will solve this problem definitively! soon i’ll publish some roadmap info :-)

  3. Remy Villeneuve

    Documentation…. That’s the only real issue I have with this marvelous piece of coding… It’s really a pain to just find out what are the different values for various method options…

    But appart from this, hats off to you!

  4. Fabrizio Balliano

    I know Remy, there’s an italian guy who’s writing a good manual, but it’s in italian, we’ll try to translate it if it would be ready before p4a 3

    we would consider the option to pay someone to do that work

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