Laravel 10.1 Released


February 22nd, 2023

Laravel 10.1 Released

The Laravel team released 10.1 this week with Process standard input, removing return types for controller stubs, and more.

As typical after major releases, Laravel 10 tagged multiple patch-level versions and, most recently, v10.1.0. Here's what's new and updated in the latest Laravel 10 release:

Standard input can be applied to a pending Process

Peter Fox contributing the Process::input() method that allows standard input to be passed to a process via the input method:

Process::input('hello world')->run('pbcopy');

The code results in hello world being passed to standard input for the pbcopy command.

Removing return types in the controller stubs

The Laravel 10 major release included return types in userland code, including controller stubs. However, this caused some confusion as Laravel controllers can return various types of data (i.e., array, string, View, etc.).

Pull Request #46166 aimed to return mixed type to avoid errors in generated controllers but still provide types. Eventually, pull request #46166 was updated to remove all return types from controllers. No matter what side of the fence you are on, there are plenty of options for you to customize stubs if you wish native return types in generated controllers.

See Customizing Stubs in Laravel if you want to learn more about adapting controller stubs to your preference.

Show queue connection in Monitor command

Gustavo Sobrinho contributed adding the queue connection to the artisan queue:monitor command. This change allows users with more than one queue connection to display multiple connections in the same command:

php artisan queue:monitor redis:events,database:events

Release Notes

You can see the complete list of new features and updates below and the diff between 10.0.0 and 10.1.1 on GitHub. The following release notes are directly from the changelog:



  • Add the ability to re-resolve cache drivers (#46203)


  • Fixed Illuminate/Collections/Arr::shuffle() for empty array (0c6cae0)



  • Fixing issue where 0 is discarded as a valid timestamp (#46158)
  • Fix custom themes not reseting on Markdown renderer (#46200)


  • Use secure randomness in Arr:random and Arr:shuffle (#46105)
  • Use mixed return type on controller stubs (#46166)
  • Use InteractsWithDictionary in Eloquent collection (#46196)



  • Added missing expression support for pluck in Builder (#46146)



  • Register policies automatically to the gate (#46132)



  • Standard Input can be applied to PendingProcess (#46119)


  • Fix Expression string casting (#46137)


  • Add AddQueuedCookiesToResponse to middlewarePriority so it is handled in the right place (#46130)
  • Show queue connection in MonitorCommand (#46122)

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