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CakePHP 4.0.0-RC2 Released

CakePHP 4.0.0-RC2 Released
The CakePHP core team is happy to announce the immediate availability of CakePHP
4.0.0-RC2. This is the second and hopefully final release candidate for 4.0.0,
and contains all the major features that are planned for 4.0.0. If no major
issues are reported a stable release will be packaged in two weeks.

Updating to the RC
You can use composer to upgrade to the beta version of CakePHP 4.0.0:
php composer.phar require --update-with-dependencies "cakephp/cakephp:4.0.0-RC2"

We would greatly appreciate it if you temporarily upgraded your application, and
ran your tests. By opening issues for any regressions in the release candidate,
we can help ensure a smoother release of 4.0.0 before the stable release.

What’s new in 4.0.0?
The migration guide has
a complete list of what’s new in 4.0.0, and what has been deprecated. We
recommend you give that page a read when upgrading.

Changes since 4.0.0-RC1

Validation::compareFields() now works with null values.
Email attachments now URL encode filenames with non-ascii characters.
Added assertRedirectEquals() to allow assertions without the base path
being added.
Removed Http\Server::setRunner(), as the runner can be provided as
a constructor argument now.
Improved error messages from QueryExpressions when null is used with an
incompatible operator.
Added deprecation warnings for Validator::allowEmpty() and
The safe option was removed from HtmlHelper::script() and
scriptBlock(). This option is not needed in an HTML5 context.
HtmlHelper::docType() is now deprecated.
The console package was more thoroughly tested in isolation and several
problems were fixed.
FormProtectionComponent now works with applications in sub-directories.
Validator::errors() was deprecated and is replaced by validate().

Contributors to 4.0.0-RC2
Thank you to all the contributors that helped make this release happen:

Chetan Varshney
Corey Taylor
Edgaras Janušauskas
Mark Scherer
Mark Story
Martin Matthaei

As always, we would like to thank all the contributors that opened issues,
created pull requests or updated the documentation.

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