This update is another step in our efforts to ensure a longer-standing and more flexible 3.x branch.
Composer 2 Support
Composer 2 is significantly faster. We had two packages preventing support for Composer 2 and after considering, we opted to drop the dependencies instead.
We have dropped
wikimedia/composer-merge-plugin. VCS addons will need to register a local composer package. Please refer to the upgrade guide.
We have also dropped
anomaly/streams-composer-plugin which means composer-required addons will be placed in
/vendor rather than
/core. Please refer the upgrade guide.
Both of these updates helped us shed weight and overhead and better align with best practices, we believe. It also happens to be directly in line with Laravel Streams' addons.