Phalcon v5.2.3 Released

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Phalcon v5.2.3 Released

We are happy to announce that Phalcon v5.2.3 has been released!

This release fixes a few bugs and also adds a bit more functionality to the framework. Thanks to @rudiservo, the Phalcon\Storage and subsequently the Phalcon\Cache namespaces offer now a Weak adapter, which utilizes the WeakReference object.

WeakReference was implemented in PHP 7.4. The objects stored in the adapter have references as expected, but those references do not prevent the object to be destroyed by the Garbage Collector. More Information

Additionally a huge thanks to our community for helping out with bug fixing and more importantly bug reporting!



  • Tried to reproduce the behavior described in #16244 but had no success. #16244
  • Extended Phalcon\Di\Injectable from stdClass to remove the deprecation warning (dynamic properties) for PHP 8.2 #16308
  • Corrected the return type of Phalcon\Mvc\View::getVar() so that stubs can be accurate. #16276
  • Changed all the encode/decode methods for JSON to use the Phalcon\Support\Helper\Json\* classes. #15608
  • Changed the Phalcon\Support\Helper\Json\* classes to clear up json_last_error() before doing any conversions. #15608
  • Fixed Phalcon\Http\Request::getJsonRawBody to protect from empty body #16373


  • Added getAdapter() in Phalcon\Mvc\Model\Metadata to retrieve the internal cache adapter if necessary. #16244
  • Added Phalcon\Storage\Adapter\Weak implemented with WeakReference has a cache/retrieval solution for objects not yet collected by the Garbage Collection. #16372


Developers can upgrade using PECL

pecl install phalcon-5.2.3

To compile from source, follow our installation document

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