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  • 1.0.0-alpha6 (2012-10-22)

    • Schema: Added ability to pass additional options to repositories (i.e. ssh keys/client certificates to secure private repos)
    • Schema: Added a new ~ operator that should be prefered over >=, see
    • Schema: Version constraints <x.y are assumed to be <x.y-dev unless specified as <x.y-stable to reduce confusion
    • Added config command to edit/list config values, including --global switch for system config
    • Added OAuth token support for the GitHub API
    • Added ability to specify CLI commands as scripts in addition to PHP callbacks
    • Added --prefer-dist flag to force installs of dev packages from zip archives instead of clones
    • Added --working-dir (-d) flag to change the working directory
    • Added --profile flag to all commands to display execution time and memory usage
    • Added github-protocols config key to define the order of prefered protocols for clones
    • Added ability to interactively reset changes to vendor dirs while updating
    • Added support for hg bookmarks in the hg driver
    • Added support for svn repositories not following the standard trunk/branch/tags scheme
    • Fixed git clones of dev versions so that you end up on a branch and not in detached HEAD
    • Fixed "Package not installed" issues with --dev installs
    • Fixed the lock file format to be a snapshot of all the package info at the time of update
    • Fixed order of autoload requires to follow package dependencies
    • Fixed rename() failures with "Access denied" on windows
    • Improved memory usage to be more reasonable and not grow with the repository size
    • Improved performance and memory usage of installs from composer.lock
    • Improved performance of a few essential code paths
    • Many bug small fixes and docs improvements
  • 1.0.0-alpha5 (2012-08-18)

    • Added dump-autoload command to only regenerate the autoloader
    • Added --optimize to dump-autoload to generate a more performant classmap-based autoloader for production
    • Added status command to show if any source-installed dependency has local changes, use --verbose to see changed files
    • Added --verbose flag to install and update that shows the new commits when updating source-installed dependencies
    • Added --no-update flag to require to only modify the composer.json file but skip the update
    • Added --no-custom-installers and --no-scripts to install, update and create-project to prevent all automatic code execution
    • Added support for installing archives that contain only a single file
    • Fixed APC related issues in the autoload script on high load websites
    • Fixed installation of branches containing capital letters
    • Fixed installation of custom dev versions/branches
    • Improved the coverage of the validate command
    • Improved PEAR scripts/binaries support
    • Improved and fixed the output of various commands
    • Improved error reporting on network failures and some other edge cases
    • Various minor bug fixes and docs improvements
  • 1.0.0-alpha4 (2012-07-04)

    • Break: The default minimum-stability is now stable, read more
    • Break: Custom installers now receive the IO instance and a Composer instance in their constructor
    • Schema: Added references for dev versions, requiring dev-master#abcdef for example will force the abcdef commit
    • Schema: Added support key with some more metadata (email, issues, forum, wiki, irc, source)
    • Schema: Added != operator for version constraints in require/require-dev
    • Added a recommendation for package names to be lower-cased/with-dashes, it will be enforced for new packages on Pacakgist
    • Added require command to add a package to your requirements and install it
    • Added a whitelist to update. Calling composer update foo/bar foo/baz allows you to update only those packages
    • Added support for overriding repositories in the system config (define repositories in ~/.composer/config.json)
    • Added lib-* packages to the platform repository, e.g. lib-pcre contains the pcre version
    • Added caching of GitHub metadata (faster startup time with custom GitHub VCS repos)
    • Added caching of SVN metadata (faster startup time with custom SVN VCS repos)
    • Added support for file:// URLs to GitDriver
    • Added --self flag to the show command to display the infos of the root package
    • Added --dev flag to create-project command
    • Added --no-scripts to install and update commands to avoid triggering the scripts
    • Added COMPOSER_ROOT_VERSION env var to specify the version of the root package (fixes some edge cases)
    • Added support for multiple custom installers in one package
    • Added files autoloading method which requires files on every request, e.g. to load functional code
    • Added automatic recovery for lock files that contain references to rewritten (force pushed) commits
    • Improved PEAR repositories support and package.xml extraction
    • Improved and fixed the output of various commands
    • Fixed the order of installation of requirements (they are always installed before the packages requiring them)
    • Cleaned up / refactored the dependency solver code as well as the output for unsolvable requirements
    • Various bug fixes and docs improvements
  • 1.0.0-alpha3 (2012-05-13)

    • Schema: Added require-dev for development-time requirements (tests, etc), install with --dev
    • Schema: Added author.role to list the author's role in the project
    • Schema: Added minimum-stability + @<stability> flags in require for restricting packages to a certain stability
    • Schema: Removed recommend
    • Schema: suggest is now informational and can use any description for a package, not only a constraint
    • Break: vendor/.composer/autoload.php has been moved to vendor/autoload.php, other files are now in vendor/composer/
    • Added caching of repository metadata (faster startup times & failover if packagist is down)
    • Added removal of packages that are not needed anymore
    • Added include_path support for legacy projects that are full of require_once statements
    • Added installation notifications API to allow better statistics on Composer repositories
    • Added support for proxies that require authentication
    • Added support for private github repositories over https
    • Added autoloading support for root packages that use target-dir
    • Added awareness of the root package presence and support for it's provide/replace/conflict keys
    • Added IOInterface::isDecorated to test for colored output support
    • Added validation of licenses based on the SPDX registry
    • Improved repository protocol to have large cacheable parts
    • Fixed various bugs relating to package aliasing, proxy configuration, binaries
    • Various bug fixes and docs improvements
  • 1.0.0-alpha2 (2012-04-03)

    • Added create-project command to install a project from scratch with composer
    • Added automated classmap autoloading support for non-PSR-0 compliant projects
    • Added human readable error reporting when deps can not be solved
    • Added support for private GitHub and SVN repositories (use --no-interaction for CI)
    • Added "file" downloader type to download plain files
    • Added support for authentication with svn repositories
    • Added autoload support for PEAR repositories
    • Improved clones from GitHub which now automatically select between git/https/http protocols
    • Improved validate command to give more feedback
    • Improved the search & show commands output
    • Removed dependency on filter_var
    • Various robustness & error handling improvements, docs fixes and more bug fixes
  • 1.0.0-alpha1 (2012-03-01)

    • Initial release
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