@TomasVotruba TomasVotruba released this Jan 3, 2015 · 1486 commits to master since this release

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Why Skip 3.0?

Version 3.0 was skipped, because master branch had 3.0-dev alias with code
base similar to 2.8. Since then there were many BC breaks, thus major version was bumped to 4.0.

This release closes refactoring of version 2.8. Its aim was to improve code base, provide fairly high code coverage (from 0 % in 2.8) to improve further development and close old pull-requests. Now it's at 84 %, which really makes changes easier.

Saying that, next version will focus on:

  • new features based on issues/PR from you, end users.
  • website management
  • package decoupling
  • documentation



  • [#490] reading options from apigen.neon fixed
  • [#434] PHAR installation simplified and fixed for cross platform
  • [#465] relative path on Windows fixed
  • [#375] constant version returned, so now it's available in composer installed packages as well

Full diff: v4.0.0-RC5...v4.0.0

How to Upgrade

  • Default command generate added:


    apigen -s source -d destination


    apigen generate -s source -d destination

  • New command self-update added, to upgrade .phar file.


    manual update


    apigen self-update

  • Bool options for arguments passed via CLI are off when absent, on when


    ... --tree yes # tree => true

    ... --tree no # tree => false


    ... --tree # tree => true

    ... # tree => false

  • Options with values for arguments passed via CLI now accept multiple formats:


    ... --access-levels public --access-levels protected


    ... --access-levels public,protected


    ... --access-levels="public,protected"


    ... --access-levels public --access-levels protected

  • Some CLI options were dropped. To see what the available ones are, just run apigen generate --help.

    • --skip-doc-prefix was dropped, use --skip-doc-path instead
    • --allowed-html was dropped
    • --autocomplete was dropped; autocomplete now works for classes, constants and functions by default
    • --report; use Php_CodeSniffer for any custom checkstyle
    • --wipeout; now wipes out everytime
    • --progressbar; now always present
    • --colors; now always colors
    • --update-check; update manually by apigen self-update (new version is released every ~ 2 months)
  • Some CLI options were renamed and reversed.

    • --source-code was off by default, now it on by default; to turn it off, add --no-source-code