PHP_CodeSniffer 1.4.5 and 1.5.0RC2 released04 Apr
PHP_CodeSniffer versions 1.4.5 and 1.5.0RC2 have just been uploaded to PEAR and are now available to install. Version 1.4.5 is primarily a bug fix release, although there are a few new sniffs and sniff settings that some developers may find useful. In addition to these changes, 1.5.0RC2 contains big changes to the way rulesets are processed to make them more predictable and to add a couple of new features.
From version 1.5.0RC2 onwards, ruleset processing has much better support for relative paths and detection of directories of sniffs. This may mean that sniffs that were not previously being included in a standard are now included correctly. Please check your standards to see if any new sniffs are being included. The best way to do this is to use the -e command line argument. For example, phpcs --standard=mystandard.xml -e , which will print a list of sniffs that will be run over your code.
Version 1.5.0RC2 also includes the ability to exclude whole directories of sniffs inside a ruleset and the ability to pass multiple standards to PHP_CodeSniffer on the command line. For example, phpcs --standard=PEAR,Squiz,mystandard.xml /path/to/code , which will run 3 standards against your code.
Special thanks to the 4 developers who directly contributed code to these releases. Your help is always very much appreciated.