Not actually news but I have not posted about this: The Lithium PHP Framework self-announces itself as a lightweight, fast, flexible framework for PHP 5.3+. An Email explains it as being the Cake(3) successor (which is not an offical statement though) but I’m not so involved in the Cake development to say at least.
More interesting is the list of features:
- PHP 5.3+ only
- lightweight test suite with code coverage and profiling filters
- automatic api documentation using li3_docs plugins
- easy integration with other libraries courtesy of the Libraries class and namespaces in 5.3
- method filters with closures