August 5, 2017
Today Zikula Core brings you a cross release of 1.5.0 and 2.0.0. Both versions are functionally identical. The 2.x series has removed any legacy support though.
Zikula Core 1.5.0 has been released. Compared to Zikula 1.4.6 several improvements have been included and also a number of new features were added. For example Symfony's workflow component can now bw used and the included OAuth module allows to authenticate using Facebook, GitHub, Google or LinkedIn. The hook system has been overhauled and became significantly more flexible again. A detailed list of news can be found on the release page. Zikula 1.5 is a LTS Core version.
At the same time also Zikula 2.0.0 is now available. This is functionally identical to 1.5.0 except two essential changes: First, Zikula Core-2.0 is not based on Symfony 2.8 anymore, but on Symfony 3.3. Second, legacy support has entirely been removed. So modules only work with Zikula 2.0.0 if they are not using any deprecated functions anymore. Also for Zikula 2 there is a release page on GitHub.
The 1.5.x series will be provided with bugfixes in parallel to the 2.0.x series. This means all bugfixes will be included into 1.5.x as well as 2.0.x. The core developers intend to release future point releases simultaneously, too. New features will not be available until Zikula 2.1.0 though.