The Zend Framework is proud to announce the first stable release of the long awaited Zend Framework v2 codebase!
The Zend Framework community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Zend Framework 2.0.0 STABLE! [...] Zend Framework 2 has been years in the making. Version 1.0.0 was released in July 2007 -- over 5 years ago! Since then, we've incrementally added features, building on the solid base we'd created.
[...] It's not perfect. No software project is. But I think it's qualitatively better. We finally achieved a dream that was conceived in the 0.X days of Zend Framework, to be able to create and consume standalone modules of MVC code.
They mention the work of a few different individuals and some of the newer pieces of functionality in this version like the ModuleManager and the dependency injection container, ZendDi. They already have three things posted to help you get started with this latest release: the latest download, a skeleton application and the ability to try out ZF2 on phpcloud.