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Symfony Standard Edition

Welcome to the Symfony Standard Edition - a fully-functional Symfony2
application that you can use as the skeleton for your new applications.

This document contains information on how to download, install, and start
using Symfony. For a more detailed explanation, see the Installation
chapter of the Symfony Documentation.

1) Installing the Standard Edition

When it comes to installing the Symfony Standard Edition, you have the
following options.

As Symfony uses Composer to manage its dependencies, the recommended way
to create a new project is to use it.

If you don't have Composer yet, download it following the instructions on
http://getcomposer.org/ or just run the following command:

curl -s http://getcomposer.org/installer | php

Then, use the create-project command to generate a new Symfony application:

php composer.phar create-project symfony/framework-standard-edition path/to/install

Composer will install Symfony and all its dependencies under the
path/to/install directory.

Download an Archive File

To quickly test Symfony, you can also download an archive of the Standard
Edition and unpack it somewhere under your web server root directory.

If you downloaded an archive "without vendors", you also need to install all
the necessary dependencies. Download composer (see above) and run the
following command:

php composer.phar install

2) Checking your System Configuration

Before starting coding, make sure that your local system is properly
configured for Symfony.

Execute the check.php script from the command line:

php app/check.php

The script returns a status code of 0 if all mandatory requirements are met,
1 otherwise.

Access the config.php script from a browser:

http://localhost/path-to-project/web/config.php

If you get any warnings or recommendations, fix them before moving on.

3) Browsing the Demo Application

Congratulations! You're now ready to use Symfony.

From the config.php page, click the "Bypass configuration and go to the
Welcome page" link to load up your first Symfony page.

You can also use a web-based configurator by clicking on the "Configure your
Symfony Application online" link of the config.php page.

To see a real-live Symfony page in action, access the following page:

web/app_dev.php/demo/hello/Fabien

4) Getting started with Symfony

This distribution is meant to be the starting point for your Symfony
applications, but it also contains some sample code that you can learn from
and play with.

A great way to start learning Symfony is via the Quick Tour, which will
take you through all the basic features of Symfony2.

Once you're feeling good, you can move onto reading the official
Symfony2 book.

A default bundle, AcmeDemoBundle, shows you Symfony2 in action. After
playing with it, you can remove it by following these steps:

  • delete the src/Acme directory;

  • remove the routing entry referencing AcmeDemoBundle in app/config/routing_dev.yml;

  • remove the AcmeDemoBundle from the registered bundles in app/AppKernel.php;

  • remove the web/bundles/acmedemo directory;

  • empty the security.yml file or tweak the security configuration to fit
    your needs.

What's inside?

The Symfony Standard Edition is configured with the following defaults:

  • Twig is the only configured template engine;

  • Doctrine ORM/DBAL is configured;

  • Swiftmailer is configured;

  • Annotations for everything are enabled.

It comes pre-configured with the following bundles:

  • FrameworkBundle - The core Symfony framework bundle

  • SensioFrameworkExtraBundle - Adds several enhancements, including
    template and routing annotation capability

  • DoctrineBundle - Adds support for the Doctrine ORM

  • TwigBundle - Adds support for the Twig templating engine

  • SecurityBundle - Adds security by integrating Symfony's security
    component

  • SwiftmailerBundle - Adds support for Swiftmailer, a library for
    sending emails

  • MonologBundle - Adds support for Monolog, a logging library

  • AsseticBundle - Adds support for Assetic, an asset processing
    library

  • WebProfilerBundle (in dev/test env) - Adds profiling functionality and
    the web debug toolbar

  • SensioDistributionBundle (in dev/test env) - Adds functionality for
    configuring and working with Symfony distributions

  • SensioGeneratorBundle (in dev/test env) - Adds code generation
    capabilities

  • AcmeDemoBundle (in dev/test env) - A demo bundle with some example
    code

All libraries and bundles included in the Symfony Standard Edition are
released under the MIT or BSD license.

Enjoy!