8.1.0 (2022-08-29)

Overview of merged pull requests

FEATURE: Add method `askQuestion to console output that accepts a Question object <https://github.com/neos/flow-development-collection/pull/2874>`_

The other question methods take arrays or strings as arguments which is easy and convenient however the underlying symfony console offers more flexibility. This pr adds the method askQestion that accepts a smfony console question object and thus allows the full flexibility at the price of complexity.

In addition the method getQuestionHelper is made public to make this as accessible as the getProgressBar method.

Review instructions

I chose not to allow Question objects in the ask method because this method has a default argument that only makes sense when the question is passed as array or string.

  • Packages: Flow

FEATURE: typed env variable replacements in Settings

With this change, the type of environment variables can be specified in Configuration files:

`yaml someSetting: %env(int):SOME_ENVIRONMENT_VARIABLE%` `

This will cast the corresponding value to the specified type (and to the base value of the type when referring to undefined environment variables).

Supported types and their base value are:

  • int: 0

  • bool: false

  • float: 0.0

  • string: “” (empty string)

  • Resolves: #2872

  • Packages: Flow

FEATURE: Support object serialization without var annotation

This change introduces support for PHP 7.4 style class property type declarations for objects to be serialized by Flow. Previously, a @var annotation had to be specified for each class property, in order to communicate the type to Flow’s serialization mechanism.

  • Resolves: #2843

  • Packages: Flow

BUGFIX: Reimplement request method override via middleware

The documented feature to override the request method with the POST argument __method or one of the HTTP headers X-Http-Method-Override or X-Http-Method was accidentally removed in the transition towards PSR-7. This adds it back in by adding a middleware that does the same logic that was removed with the previous Http\Request class.

BUGFIX: Don’t convert numeric strings to numbers in proxy method argument defaults

The check is_numeric evaluates to true for strings like "1" therefore the generated code would be missing the quotes necessary to keep the default argument a string. This causes type errors in the proxy class when the arguments type is string. Therefore the check whether an argument value is a string should be done first.

This change could be breaking if no type is used and a method somehow relies on the proxy class turning the argument default into a number.

  • Resolves: #2864

  • Packages: Flow

BUGFIX: InternalRequestEngine should behave like HttpRequestEngine

The HttpRequestEngine holds a reference to the “current” http request in each step of the middleware chain. The internal request engine does not, making it hard to write tests, that predict system behavior.

With this patch you can fetch the current request (and not only the outer most) even in InternalRequestEngine

See \\Neos\\Flow\\Http\\RequestHandler::handleRequest()

  • Packages: Flow

BUGFIX: Use expanded pattern as cache key for dateTime format

Closes: #2849

The cache key for a dateTime format is now the expanded format pattern instead of {0} {1}.

  • Packages: Flow

BUGFIX: Store cache content in BLOB field with PdoBackend

The cache PdoBackend used a MEDIUMTEXT column for the content, with some special handling for PostgreSQL to fix null bytes in the content.

When using igbinary, even with MariadDB problems can occur, since the written content is garbled when fetched back and cannot be unserialized anymore, leading to cache misses / read errors.

This change fixes it by using a MEDIUMBLOB (BYTEA on PostgreSQL) field for the content.

Upgrade instructions

To make use of the new field, drop the cache table and run the cache setup again.

Another option is to switch the column type manually using a DB management tool of your choice.

If you keep the old DB structure, aside from not having the fixed bug fixed:

  • MariaDB doesn’t care at all, the new code with the old DB structure works just fine.

  • PostgreSQL will “work” but need a cache flush, as previously cached content shows wrong.

Review instructions

Hard to say, but you definitely need igbinary to run into the issue. Probably also a specific kind of data that cannot be stored in MariaDB MEDIUMTEXT.

For PostgreSQL some code that used to do bin2hex/hex2bin on the data has been removed, so if things still work as before, this is good.

  • Packages: Cache

BUGFIX: Respect RouteParameters in ResolveCache

Adjusts RouterCachingService such that it includes the specified RouteParameters into the generated resolveCacheIdentifier.

!!! TASK: Add `persistAllowedObjects() and deprecate flag argument for persistAll() in PersistenceManager <https://github.com/neos/flow-development-collection/pull/2585>`_

If you ever used persistAll(true) you should replace those invocations with persistAllowedObjects().

  • Packages: Flow

TASK: Raise guzzlehttp/psr7 to ^1.8.4 (security fix)

This makes sure guzzlehttp/psr7 is will not be used in version with a known security issue.

  • Packages: Http.Factories

TASK: Make configuration example match the text

  • Packages: Flow

TASK: Support promoted properties in validator

This change adds logic to the ValidatorResolver to accept properties which were promoted in a constructor (PHP 8.1 promoted properties) and thus do not have a @var annoation in a doc comment.

At the same time, @var annotations are not necessary anymore if a type declaration was provided.

Note that there was already a PR for 5.3 but since that is a stale branch, which won’t be upmerged anymore, this PR now targets 8.0. Flow versions earlier than 8.0 are not supported, because this PR requires PHP 7.4 or higher.

Resolves https://github.com/neos/flow-development-collection/issues/2835

  • Packages: Flow

TASK: Update .phpstorm.meta.php syntax

The old .phpstorm.meta.php syntax is deprecated, see https://www.jetbrains.com/help/phpstorm/ide-advanced-metadata.html#legacy-metadata-format-deprecated

Review instructions

Code completion in PhpStorm should still “know” about these:

// $environment is Environment|obect
$environment = $bootstrap->getEarlyInstance(Environment::class);

// $environment is Environment|obect
$environment = $objectManager->get(Environment::class);
  • Packages: Flow

TASK: Remove noise from session LoggingAspect

This cleans up the log messages of the LoggingAspect for SessionInterface, to reduce log volume.


22-06-21 14:35:46 70133 INFO Session: Started session with id ixadt08m586zKtcJmUTZend6ykWvP9fM.
[array] =>

packageKey: [string] => Neos.Flow className: [string] => Neos\Flow\Session\Session methodName: [string] => start


22-06-21 14:35:46 70133 INFO Session: Started session with id ixadt08m586zKtcJmUTZend6ykWvP9fM.

No information is lost: The Session prefix to the log message is the class name and will already be fully qualified if not within Neos\\Flow\\Session, the package key was hardcoded and the method name is always what the advice targets.

Upgrade instructions

If you for some reason relied on the log messages having that exact format, you will need to adjust whatever you need to adjust.

Review instructions

The session activity should be logged as before, just less noisy.

I did not create this against 5.3, because, … well. But we could, if you like.

  • Packages: Flow

TASK: Fix setup error handling in PdoBackendTest

If the database setup fails, catching a Throwable is needed to skip correctly.

Review instructions

The tests should pass, as opposed to https://github.com/neos/flow-development-collection/actions/runs/2346671349

See https://github.com/neos/flow-development-collection/pull/2838 for the “source” of this.

  • Packages: Cache Eel Flow

TASK: Delete apigen.yml

The API documentation is discontinued, the tooling is outdated and no one cares for static documentation anymore.

TASK: Adjust issue and pr templates

the templates now mention that the texts are used in change logs and explain the informations we need during review

Should be merged together with: - https://github.com/neos/BuildEssentials/pull/61 - https://github.com/neos/neos-development-collection/pull/3708

  • Packages: Flow .github

TASK: Use type casting instead of intval/floatval

Use type casting instead of slower function calls.

  • Packages: Eel Flow Utility.Arrays

TASK: Allow installing psr/log 3.0 and provide implementation for it

The change in https://github.com/neos/flow-development-collection/pull/2792 did only allow for psr/log 2.0 while already adding the return type hints that are only part of 3.0. This change allows installing both 2.0 || 3.0 like we do for the other psr interfaces and provides implementations for both versions. Thanks @jonnitto for bringing this up See also https://github.com/neos/flow-development-collection/pull/2805

  • Packages: Flow.Log Flow FluidAdaptor

TASK: Add release notes

  • Packages: Flow

TASK: Run tests against current database versions

This runs the various tests in the build matrix against MariaDB 10.6 and PostgreSQL 14. The “lowest dependencies” job is run against MariaDB 10.2 and PostgreSQL 10.

  • See: #2824

  • Packages: Flow

TASK: Enable PHP nightly build

This enables the experimental php-nightly build. Right now this failing will make the whole build to fail, which is not intended.

  • Packages: .github

TASK: Merge master into php-nightly

  • Packages: .github

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