sabre/vobject 3.4.9 and 3.5.0 release

In a reversal of an earlier statement, we're releasing a sabre/vobject 3.x version with PHP 7 support.

We just release two new versions of the sabre/vobject package; 3.4.9 and 3.5.0. 3.4.9 is identical to 3.4.8 but now explictly forbids being installed on PHP 7, via composer.json.

3.5.0 introduces two differences:

  1. PHP 7 is supported.
  2. Two classes have been renamed. Sabre\VObject\Property\Float is now Sabre\VObject\Property\FloatValue and Sabre\VObject\Property\Integer is now called Sabre\VObject\Property\IntegerValue.

For most people the new class names will have 0 effect on your code. Almost everyone should just be able to upgrade from 3.4.x to 3.5.0 without any modifications.

The reason we've done this is due to some external pressure of sabre/* users, who argued that it's not good that there's not a single sabre/vobject or sabre/dav package that supports both PHP 5.4 and PHP 7. Thankfully this change is small enough that it's relatively low impact.

Upgrade sabre/vobject by running:

composer update sabre/vobject

If this didn't upgrade you to 3.5.0, make sure that your composer.json file has a line that looks like this:

"sabre/vobject" : "^3.5.0"

Because the difference is so minor, in the future we'll only maintain the 3.5 (and 4.0) branch of vobject, and effectively drop support for 3.4. If this concerns you, drop me a line as maybe we can help.

The 3.4.9 tag therefore mainly exist as an indicator to people who have a composer dependency targetting 3.4.* with composer and are attempting to use PHP7, or people who have a rather complex dependency tree.

Full changelog of this release can be found on Github.

Tags: vobject, release