This is documentation for Kohana v2.3.x. For v3.x documentation, see .

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TodoThe history of Kohana, why it forked from CI, BlueFlame, events bringing about change to PHP5
TodoExpand stub headings and initial timeline

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana


The history of Kohana is told backwards, because we are looking forward.

Kohana 2.2.x

Kohana 2.1.x

Kohana 2.0

November 2007

Kohana version 2.0 is released. PHP5 based. New fully OOP framework, no legacy code, includes modules, built on the cascading resources concept.

The Good Old Days

September - October 2007

We get a BDFL, decision to go PHP5 only, new life, new goals. Almost total rewrite undertaken by developers. (All three of them)

The Worst of Times

August 2007. Our Project leader goes walkabout, not much happens.

Kohana 1.0

June - July 2007 Kohana is re-released as version 1.0, without documentation.

Lots of ideas and discussions on the way forward,


June 2007.

A new Name, forum, Trac.

In The Beginning

BlueFlame, a community fork of CodeIgniter is released.

Reactions and responses. The fork splits.

May 31 2007 BlueFlame announced

Before The Beginning

Up until May 2007

The founding members of Kohana are from the Codeigniter community.

Our initial happiness, and later unhappiness, with CI.

overview/history.txt · Last modified: 2008/12/20 05:08 by oscarb