We are releasing Yii 1.1.15 to fix a security issue found in 1.1.14. We urge all 1.1.14 users to upgrade their Yii to this latest release. Note that the issue only affects 1.1.14. All previous releases are not affected. Upgrading to this release from 1.1.14 is very safe and will not break your existing code.
Earlier today it was discovered that the entry page on the Yii website had been defaced. The website was restored in less than an hour from discovery of this event, and we are currently investigating the cause of it.
We are very pleased to announce that Yii 2 is now available for public preview at GitHub. This is a major milestone during the Yii 2 development which was started more than two years ago and has since undergone complete rewrite.
Second edition of the Yii Application Development Cookbook by Alexander Makarov will be available in a few weeks. In the new version many recipes were updated and rewritten to reflect latest Yii and PHP world changes and improve overall experience. Additionally all errata from the first edition was fixed.
We are very glad to announce that we have two new members joining our Yii development team: Timur Ruziev and Paul Klimov. If you are following the Yii development activities on GitHub, you may already know them very well. Both Timur and Paul are very devoted to Yii and have excellent technical skills. We believe their joining the team will help push forward Yii even faster. Welcome!
You probably heard about a good WYSIWYG editor called Imperavi Redactor or even tried it. If you like it, there's a good news for you. Our excellent community funded buying Redactor OEM license so now it can be used for free for any Yii-based product.