Zend Framework 1

6.0.1 2023-04-24 16:45 UTC


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This is a fork of Zend Framework 1 that we'll maintain as long as we're using it, mainly just to keep it working on new versions of PHP as they're released.

This fork is based on the final release of the original project (version 1.12.20), and releases will follow semantic versioning. The first release of this fork is version 2.0.0.

Installation via composer is the suggested way to install this fork:

composer require diablomedia/zendframework1

Release Highlights


  • Removed phpunit/dbunit from Zend_Test component, as this has been abandoned and made it difficult to upgrade to newer versions of phpunit (which makes it difficult to test against newer versions of PHP)
  • Fixed some function signatures in these classes to move required parameters before parameters with defaults (this behavior is deprecated in PHP 8 and will throw errors in a later version of PHP):
    • Zend_Pdf_Element_Reference
    • Zend_Service_WindowsAzure_CommandLine_Certificate::getCertificatePropertyCommand
    • Zend_Service_WindowsAzure_CommandLine_Deployment::createFromStorageCommand & createFromLocalCommand
    • Zend_Service_WindowsAzure_Diagnostics_Manager::setConfigurationForRoleInstance
    • Zend_Service_WindowsAzure_Storage_Queue::deleteMessage
  • All packages, and the remaining components in this repo have been tested against PHP 8 (both with phpunit and phpstan). For the most part this didn't require any code changes, and what was changed shouldn't break BC except what's listed above.


  • Moved a majority of components to their own separate composer package. This package can still be used like before (if being installed with composer, if not, you'll need to stick to the 3.x line), as it pulls in all of the separate components via composer, but it's recommended to just use the components you need. View this project's composer.json to see which components are available as a separate package.
  • Removed sqlite cache classes from Zend_Cache (in the diablomedia/zendframework1-cache package) since they're not compatible with PHP 7.0+
  • Autoloading namespaces changed to be more specific, which should speed up non-optimized autoloaders a bit.


  • Minimum PHP version set to 7.0
  • PHPUnit upgraded to 6.0


  • Renamed to our organization in Composer
  • Minimum PHP version set to 5.6

The following is the original README contents from upstream:


End-of-Life occurs 28 Sep 2016

Between now and 28 Sep 2016, we will only be accepting security patches to this repository; after that date, we will issue no more releases.

For more information:


Zend Framework 1.12.21dev Release. Released on MMM DD, YYYY.


See http://framework.zend.com/changelog for full details.


Zend_Loader changes

A number of autoloaders and autoloader facilities were back ported from ZF2 to provide performant alternatives to those already available in the 1.X releases. These include: Zend_Loader_StandardAutoloader, which improves on Zend_Loader_Autoloader by allowing the ability to specify a specific path to associate with a vendor prefix or namespace; Zend_Loader_ClassMapAutoloader, which provides the ability to use lookup tables for autoloading (which are typically the fastest possible way to autoload); and Zend_Loader_AutoloaderFactory, which can both create and update autoloaders for you, as well as register them with spl_autoload_register().

The Zend_Loader changes were back ported from ZF2 by Matthew Weier O’Phinney


Zend_EventManager is a component that allows you to attach and detach listeners to named events, both on a per-instance basis as well as via shared collections; trigger events; and interrupt execution of listeners.

Zend_EventManager was back ported from ZF2 by Matthew Weier O’Phinney


This class provides a features adapter that calls get_browser() in order to discover mobile device capabilities to inject into UserAgent device instances.

Browscap (http://browsers.garykeith.com/) is an open project dedicated to collecting an disseminating a “database” of browser capabilities. PHP has built-in support for using these files via the get_browser() function. This function requires that your php.ini provides a browscap entry pointing to the PHP-specific php_browscap.ini file which is available at http://browsers.garykeith.com/stream.asp?PHP_BrowsCapINI.

Zend_Http_UserAgent_Features_Adapter_Browscap was created by Matthew Weier O’Phinney


Zend_Mobile_Push is a component for implementing push notifications for the 3 major push notification platforms (Apple (Apns), Google (C2dm) and Microsoft (Mpns).

Zend_Mobile_Push was contributed by Mike Willbanks.


Zend_Gdata_Analytics is an extension to Zend_Gdata to allow interaction with Google’s Analytics Data Export API. This extension does not encompass any major changes in the overall operation of Zend_Gdata components.

Zend_Gdata_Analytics was contributed by Daniel Hartmann.

Removed features


Due to the changes in licensing of WURFL, we have removed the WurflApi adapter. We will be providing the WurflApi adapter to ScientiaMobile so that users of WURFL will still have that option.

Bug Fixes

In addition, over 200 reported issues in the tracker have been fixed. We’d like to particularly thank Adam Lundrigan, Frank Brückner and Martin Hujer for their efforts in making this happen. Thanks also to the many people who ran the ZF1 unit tests and reported their results!

For a complete list of closed issues beginning with 1.12.3, visit:


A detailed list of migration notes may be found at:



Zend Framework requires PHP 5.2.11 or later. Please see our reference guide for more detailed system requirements:



Please see INSTALL.md.


This repository was created based on the release-1.12 branch of a Subversion repository, http://framework.zend.com/svn/framework/standard/. It contains a subset of the project history, dating from between the 1.5.0 and 1.6.0 releases, and only contains the tags for the 1.12 series. If you would like an older version, you may access the subversion repository linked above, or download an older version from http://framework.zend.com/downloads/archives.




Online documentation can be found at http://framework.zend.com/manual. Questions that are not addressed in the manual should be directed to the appropriate mailing list:

If you find code in this release behaving in an unexpected manner or contrary to its documented behavior, please create an issue in the Zend Framework issue tracker at:

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The files in this archive are released under the Zend Framework license. You can find a copy of this license in LICENSE.txt.


The Zend Framework team would like to thank all the contributors to the Zend Framework project, our corporate sponsor, and you, the Zend Framework user. Please visit us sometime soon at http://framework.zend.com.