IXP Manager v6

Over at INEX, we released v6.0.0 of IXP Manager last month. At this point, the platform is supporting 175 exchange points around the world.

One of the biggest changes in v6 relates to a significant framework change – Doctrine ORM has been completely removed and replaced with Laravel’s Eloquent. This work is thanks to @yannrobin who has done all the heavy-lifting on rewriting all database-related code within the project over the past few months. Using Eloquent, which is a key component of Laravel and integrates fully with the framework, should allow us to develop new features with greater ease and speed.

This release also introduces two new major features: core bundle management (inter-switch links) and database change logging.