The Laravel team released 9.44 this week with Vite 4 support, per-channel notification connection config, native rename/drop for all database drivers, and more:
Great Laravel release today with a variety of goodies. 🎁
First, Breeze, Jetstream, and our Vite plug-in have been updated with Vite 4.0 support. ⚡
— Taylor Otwell 🪐 (@taylorotwell) December 15, 2022
Doctrine is not required to rename/drop columns
Hafez Divandari contributed native support for renaming and dropping columns on all databases supported by Laravel. The pull request description has a table that will help you determine if you need
doctrine/dbal to support renaming and dropping columns:
|Database||Supported version on Laravel||Rename column support||Drop column support|
|MariaDB||10.3+||10.5.2+ (Docs)||Already implemented|
|MySQL||5.7+||8.0+ (Docs)||Already implemented|
|SQL Server||2017+||2017-||Already implemented|
Per-notification queue connection configuration
James Hemery contributed the ability to specify a queue connection on a per-notification channel basis. You can do so by defining a
viaConnections() method that returns each notification channel’s key/value pair and the connection it should use.
2 * Determine which connections should be used for each notification channel.
4 * @return array
6public function viaConnections()
8 return [
9 'mail' => 'redis',
10 'database' => 'sync',
See Customizing The Notification Queue Connection section of the notifications documentation for full details!
HTTP client “throw if” Closure support
Günther Debrauwer contributed passing a Closure to the HTTP client
throwIf() method. Previously, only a boolean was supported, but now you can customize the logic to determine if you should throw an exception:
1Http::throwIf(fn ($response) => $response->status() !== 404)
5 ->throwIf(fn ($response) => $response->status() !== 404);
Tim MacDonald added Vite 4 support to Jetstream, Breeze, and the Vite Plugin. If you create a new Laravel application or install any of the above, you’ll start with Vite 4! To learn more, read Vite 4.0 is out! by the Vite team.
You can see the complete list of new features and updates below and the diff between 9.43.0 and 9.44.0 on GitHub. Once the full changelog is available, we’ll also list it here!