Composer Frontline: updates all the version constraints in the composer.json file to latest version
Updates all the version constraints of dependencies in the composer.json file to their latest version.
When you install a package using
composer require vendor/package, a entry for example
"vendor/package": "^1.4" is added to the composer.json file.
It means that Composer can update to patch and minor releases: 1.4.1, 1.5.0 and so on.
But not to major version, which means, in this example, 2.0 and higher.
To discover new releases of the packages, you run
composer outdated. Some of those updates can be major releases.
composer update won’t update the version of those.
To update to a new major versions, use this tool Composer Frontline.
composer global require dg/composer-frontline
then run it:
it will print something like:
vendor/package ^1.4 → ^2.0 nette/mail ^1.0 → ^3.1 latte/latte ^1.6 → ^2.8
This will upgrade all the version hints in the composer.json file, in
require-dev sections. It only modifies composer.json file.
composer update to update your packages.
You can also update only specific packages using names and wildcards:
composer frontline nette/* composer frontline doctrine/* symfony/console
Make sure your composer.json file is in version control and all changes have been committed. This will overwrite your composer.json file.