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April 2020 Technical Steering Committee Meeting

On Monday, 6 April 2020, the Technical Steering Committee for the Laminas Project held its second monthly meeting. An agenda was crowd-sourced amongst the TSC members prior to the meeting, and the meeting was held in the Laminas Slack.

You can find the minutes in the TSC repository.

A brief summary of decisions follows.

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Transferring Zend Framework to Laminas: A Retrospective.

Back in October 2018, Rogue Wave Software announced reorganization of its Zend portfolio, including Zend Framework. The Zend Framework community was understandably shaken, and many were concerned about the future of the framework. Six months later, in April of 2019, Rogue Wave announced they would be transferring the project to the Linux Foundation as the Laminas Project.

A couple months before this announcement, in February 2019, we started working on a tool for transferring the project repositories to their new homes. At the beginning, everyone thought the tool should be relatively simple, as we "just" needed to change namespaces. But our goal was much greater: we wanted to provide packages fully compatible with legacy Zend Framework components. We wanted our new components to replace legacy components (yes, we wanted to use replace in composer.json).

We needed a tool capable of much more than just "rewriting namespaces".

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Inaugural Technical Steering Committee Meeting Held

On Monday, 2 March 2020, the Technical Steering Committee for the Laminas Project held its first monthly meeting. An agenda was crowd-sourced amongst the TSC members prior to the meeting, and the meeting was held in the Laminas Slack.

You can find the minutes in the TSC repository.

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A new project for a new year

As the year and decade wrap up, we have some exciting news: we've just completed migrating the Zend Framework code to the various Laminas projects!

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Coming soon...

We are closing in on the final days before we launch the migration! Stay tuned!

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