phpBB 3.0.8 Release Candidate 1 published

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phpBB 3.0.8 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by naderman » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:47 am

Hello phpBB supporters!

We can finally announce the availability of the first release candidate of phpBB 3.0.8 aimed at experienced users in an effort to increase the quality of final releases.

Please scrutinise this release in-depth and report issues to the bug tracker. Critical bugs halting the board's operation should be reported immediately. Feel free to contact developers directly about such problems.

We recommend that international support sites update their sites to RC1 too. We are able to provide direct support to them within our international support sites forums.

Tagging/Reviewing fixes

On our new tracker QA team members can still mark bug fixes as verified. Use the "Verify Solution" button from the button set at the top of the ticket. Of course prior to clicking you should have properly checked whether the bug was really fixed. Comment on the respective bug if you find problems so the fix can be corrected.

You can find a list of unverified fixes at http://tracker.phpbb.com/secure/IssueNa ... stId=10055

Language Packs and Styles

We already gave out instructions to language pack authors to let them update their language packs in a timely manner. The changes are provided with the code changes package (see downloads section below). Style authors should also download the code changes package and adjust their styles accordingly. Please post within our Styles forums if you have questions or encounter problems.

New features, changes, bug fixes

phpBB 3.0.8 is a maintenance release fixing a number of bugs as well as solving a few usability issues. The release fixes a problem with the recaptcha plugin which could have helped spammers circumvent the captcha in some cases. A thank you goes to Evilzone.org for highlighting a few bugs and giving us an overall good security rating. A misbehaviour of message queuing has been fixed in this release. If you experience delayed notification messages after the update, please increase the queue package size in e-mail settings.

The full changelog is available at http://tracker.phpbb.com/secure/Release ... ctId=10010 or in the changelog file within the docs folder contained in the package which includes previous releases.

Available packages

If you experience problems with the automatic update (white screens, timeouts, etc.) we recommend using the "changed files only" or "patch" method for updating.
  • Full Package:
    Full phpBB 3 source code and english language files.
  • Automatic Update Package:
    Update package for the automatic updater, contains changes from previous release to this release.
  • Changed Files Only:
    Complete files, but only those that were changed since previous releases of phpBB 3. This archive contains changed files for every previous release.
  • Patch Files:
    This file contains diffs against the previous phpBB 3 release, which can be applied with the patch utility.
  • Code Changes Package:
    This package contains MOD instructions for changes to the following sections: Language changes, prosilver style changes and subsilver2 style changes.
Select the package most suitable for you. We recommend the following methods depending on your situation:
  • For new installations you should use the Full Package
  • For updates of boards without modifications you can use the Automatic Update Package (guided update) or the Changed Files Only package (manual update).
  • For updates of boards with modifications you should use the Automatic Update Package. If you are confident with patch files and patching you can use the Patch Files Package.
  • Style Authors and Translators may use the Code Changes Package to update their styles or language packs.
  • International Support Teams may use the Patch Package in conjunction with the Code Changes to better support users with problematic conflicts during their update process or to help them update code sections.
  • If you are a hoster/provider, you may want to use the Patch Files Package to update all of your client installations.
Please ensure you read the INSTALL and README documents in docs/ before proceeding with installation, updates or conversions!

Download Locations

The download is of course available on our downloads page.
Our release archive provides all packages we build. If you do not find your desired package you can probably find it in the release archive.

These are the files with their md5 sums:

phpBB-3.0.8-RC1.zip
md5sum: d605745c42eabff83bd96659fa4ed510
phpBB-3.0.8-RC1.webpi.zip
md5sum: ce3e8f019420cfe021b8f7659d4ba827
phpBB-3.0.8-RC1.tar.bz2
md5sum: 150ba4a5d99af881fdaea59c20fd071e
phpBB-3.0.8-RC1-patch.zip
md5sum: 4ae6ab0f80e44d13b450827287dca416
phpBB-3.0.8-RC1-patch.tar.bz2
md5sum: 4ceb421bc0bcf109d7632be1f6ecd0ae
phpBB-3.0.8-RC1-files.zip
md5sum: 6145d9bcb0d4a655fbbcbe6d7b1536ad
phpBB-3.0.8-RC1-files.tar.bz2
md5sum: 164406cb7637f887b6bb3f44cc387913
phpBB-3.0.7-PL1_to_3.0.8-RC1.zip
md5sum: 14d21f3432e369a4fe75ef847aadbe13
phpBB-3.0.7-PL1_to_3.0.8-RC1.tar.bz2
md5sum: 6c788c925be78f6699743e2db8a7c56e
phpBB-3.0.7-PL1_to_3.0.8-RC1-codechanges.zip
md5sum: f348eb89e44845aff918b6362d6aafc7
phpBB-3.0.7-PL1_to_3.0.8-RC1-codechanges.tar.bz2
md5sum: 76eb3cbdbac93c45d12198d7a2a14fbd


*IMPORTANT*

To correctly perform an update, do not forget to re-enable the PHPBB_QA constant in your includes/constants.php file. Otherwise you are not prompted for an update in the ACP and the automatic update will eventually fail. :)

Download & Documentation

Have fun with the release,
the phpBB Team

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Re: phpBB 3.0.8 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by code reader » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:45 pm

it might help translators if you add to the package a small file listing all new language vars.
i know such a list should be relatively easy to produce and should not create a huge problem to an experienced user to generate, but one should not automatically assume all translators are necessarily technically savvy.

peace.

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Re: phpBB 3.0.8 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by bantu » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:29 pm

code reader wrote:it might help translators if you add to the package a small file listing all new language vars.
i know such a list should be relatively easy to produce and should not create a huge problem to an experienced user to generate, but one should not automatically assume all translators are necessarily technically savvy.

peace.
Those who currently have a translation for 3.0.x in our system have already been supplied with a diff in MOD format for easier reading. I think the build script creates the diffs for the translators, but I might be wrong.


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Re: phpBB 3.0.8 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by naderman » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:13 pm

bantu wrote:I think the build script creates the diffs for the translators, but I might be wrong.
It does indeed, and as you said it has been provided to translators already.

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Re: phpBB 3.0.8 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by code reader » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:00 am

i did not know that. i think it's a great idea. thanks.

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Re: phpBB 3.0.8 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by vit9696 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:38 pm

Hello, sorry of my English,

Why have you changed the links in 3.0.8? For example in 3.0.7 PL-1 the link is:
http://yourdomain.ru/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=284
and in 3.0.8:
http://yourdomain.ru/viewtopic.php?f=64 ... oursession

I think that it is very uncomfortable and it can cause some errors and problems. For example if I go to the
http://yourdomain.ru/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=284
I will see the topic as a guest, and it doesn't matter if I'm logged in or not. It is also important to many mods and links. Why will i need to make each new link in a style as a variable in functions.php? For example if I want to go to admchat.php and it is not available to guests I need to add a line to functions.php:

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'U_ADM_CHAT'			=> append_sid("{$phpbb_root_path}admchat.$phpEx", false, true, $user->session_id),
And "go only to it".

There are also many other problems but It is a bit for me to explain them all, and I think that I had written enoug :). If that patterns continues I can't update my forum :cry:

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Re: phpBB 3.0.8 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by vit9696 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:36 pm

Oh well I see that I won't get any replies :(. Let I ask you another question - how I can remove session id from links?

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Re: phpBB 3.0.8 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by ForumsFaciles » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:39 pm

vit9696 wrote:Oh well I see that I won't get any replies :(.
Hey,

Be patient :wink: We don't spend all our time on board.

I'm sure you'll have a response soon.

Best regards.

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Re: phpBB 3.0.8 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by igorw » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:06 pm

vit9696, I cannot reproduce this behaviour. Please check your cookie settings.

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