Phalcon v5.0.0 Alpha 1 Released!

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Phalcon v5.0.0 Alpha 1 Released!

We are very happy to announce the release of Phalcon v5.0.0 Alpha 1!

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This is the first release in the v5 series. Although there is still a lot of work to be done until we reach the stable release, we are releasing this version now to get as much feedback from the community as possible.

This release requires PHP 7.4 or PHP 8.0

We are still working on the Windows DLLs. For our friends using Windows, please be a bit patient. They will be introduced in subsequent versions of v5.

Huge thanks to our contributors that reported issues, offered input as well as submitted pull requests with additions and corrections!

NOTE: You can always check our roadmap and the status of our active sprint for v5 in our project page:



  • Support for PHP 7.4 and PHP 8.0
  • Fixed Logger\Log::log() log to recognize all log levels #15214
  • Changed setClaims to be protected so that the Phalcon\Security\JWT\Builder class can be properly extended. #15322
  • Fixed Phalcon\Mvc\Model::average() to return float value when is string #15287
  • Fixed Phalcon\Storage\Serializer\Igbinary to store is_numeric and bool values properly #15240
  • Fixed Phalcon\Validation\Validator\Confirmation was failing to compare cases such as 000123 = 123 #15347
  • Fixed Phalcon\Storage\Adapter failing to retrieve empty like stored data (such as [], 0, false) 15125
  • Fixed declarations for function getEventsManager() to allow null return 15010
  • Removed underscore from method names (starting) to abide with PSR-12 15345
  • Fixed Phalcon\Flash\Session::has() to properly check if any messages are existing 15204

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