The Zend Framework team has officially released the latest version of the framework - hopefully the first and last beta before the stable release - Beta 0.9.0.
We're pleased to announce Zend Framework Beta Release 0.9.0. This is the first Beta Release of Zend Framework. This marks a new milestone for the Framework project, because with the status of Beta, we are establishing the feature set for Zend Framework 1.0, and we are adopting a commitment to backward-compatibility and interface stability.
Updates in this release include three new components moved into the core (Zend_Translate, Zend_Auth, and Zend_Db_Adapter using mysqli) as well as improvements to things like the MVC output buffering, Zend_Mail features, the inclusion of the Zend_Service_Audioscrobbler, Zend_Service_Delicious and Zend_Service_Simpy and much more. Check out the full release announcement for more and the development wiki for where things are headed.