In a new post on his blog today, Henri Bergius looks at the Zend Framework
and some of the community effects/opinions that have been popping up.
The general community feeling on Planet PHP seems to be quite scared, as the new framework "threatens" to change the way PHP applications are developed, by providing a common set of tools and development methodologies. This is obviously a big change for everybody used to work either in the free-form fashion, or using one of the community-built frameworks.
However, even though I'm a developer in one of the PHP application frameworks, I see the need for some standardization. Now the common ground shared between all the different PHP frameworks is just the language itself, forcing all projects to focus on building lots of low-level plumbing infrastructure instead of focusing on the features that could differentiate the applications.
He talks more about the need for consistency, some about the Framework from a "Midgard point-of-view" (including the separate parts), and a wrap up of how he views the current status of the project - and what they might be doing wrong...