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SimplePie 1.2.1 is Now Available! 14 Oct 2011 


I’m excited to finally announce the immediate availability of SimplePie 1.2.1. This release fixes a few bugs, including a major URL parsing bug, where URLs with query strings were parsed incorrectly. For a full list of what has been changed in this version, see the commits since 1.2, and the issues closed in 1.2.1. This is a recommended upgrade for all users.

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So now, a quick status update on the project. Our last blog post noted that we were ceasing development, mainly due to the lack of time we had to devote to the project. However, I am pleased to report that development has been continuing on GitHub. With the help of users and other developers, hacking has been taking place on our two main upcoming versions (1.2.1 and 1.3), with occasional development on ComplexPie, the future base of SimplePie 2.0.

The major version undergoing changes is the master branch (1.3-dev). The major change so far is the restructuring of SimplePie into a more maintainable structure, with one file per class. Major thanks goes to Drak from the Zikula Foundation for undertaking the main body of work. All the classes have also been changed to use PHP 5 code, including proper visibility for methods and properties, and dropping any deprecated code. There are also a lot more unit tests, with more to come before release.

In addition, the one-dot-two branch continues as the legacy PHP 4-compatible branch, with 1.2.1 hopefully our final release on the branch. Occasional bugfix releases will be made on this branch, but no major development is occurring here. New issues are always welcome!

Finally, if you’re reading this, the site has finally been migrated to a new server (thanks to Matt for hosting!). If any brokenness is noticed, please feel free to file a bug on the website bug tracker. That’s all for now, look forward to the release of 1.2.1 in the upcoming future, and thanks for using SimplePie!

Posted by Ryan McCue at 8:22 pm. Comments (7)


Comment by Joe Lencioni on 17 Oct 2011 at 10:25 am 

Thanks for continuing development on SimplePie and congratulations on the new release! I’m looking forward to what is on the horizon from this project.


Comment by Patrick on 8 Nov 2011 at 11:31 am 

Woot woot! Great news guys. Thanks for keeping the dream alive.


Comment by tk on 12 Nov 2011 at 3:37 pm 

Great to see that SimplePie is back with a new version.
Look forward to the new features and support. Will be
incorporating the new version into my RSS readers.

Thanks SimplePie and all the contributors 😉


Comment by Kolya on 22 Nov 2011 at 9:18 am 

Thanks a lot!


Comment by Jon L on 27 Nov 2011 at 8:26 am 

Thanks SimplePie


Comment by Daily Deal Tracker on 2 Dec 2011 at 3:36 am 

Great to know that simple pie is back. Last time I checked simplepie website, it was hacked and I could not download it. So I moved to magpie. Hope to move to complex pie.


Comment by jivesoftware on 12 Feb 2012 at 8:47 am 

Nice to know SimplePie lives on rather strongly. Definately a library worth having in your toolbox.