phpBB 3.0.13 Release Candidate 1 published

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phpBB 3.0.13 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by naderman » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:40 pm

Greetings community!

We are happy to announce the availability of the first release candidate of phpBB 3.0.13 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.

Language Packs and Styles

We already gave out instructions to language pack authors to let them update their language packs in a timely manner. Style authors should review the changes on github and adjust their styles accordingly. Please post within our Styles forums if you have questions or encounter problems.

New features, changes, bug fixes

phpBB 3.0.13 is a maintenance release closing two security issues and hardening phpBB against potential attacks. Prior to this release an attacker could potentially modify a user's private message settings without their knowledge. More information on the second Internet Explorer specific attack will be published with the final release of 3.0.13. Amongst a number of bug fixes the release further improves compatbility with PHP 5.6, Apache 2.4, Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Azure.

The full changelog is available in the changelog file within the docs folder contained in the package which includes previous releases. You can find the key highlights of this release on the wiki at https://wiki.phpbb.com/Release_Highlights/3.0.13 and a list of all issues fixed on our tracker at http://tracker.phpbb.com/issues/?filter=12892

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.
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.
  • International Support Teams may use the Patch Package 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

Our release archive provides all packages we build.

These are the files with their sha256 sums:


phpBB-3.0.13-RC1.zip
sha256sum: 2c92c13a1e009bdf0895cbb21859c50d796c427f3d078e4d430116065f8254ad
phpBB-3.0.13-RC1.webpi.zip
sha256sum: 6526328d9030b98ef2c55354ce85eb2bc1fb5e2e8bbaea1649a13e463aa7a1ac
phpBB-3.0.13-RC1.tar.bz2
sha256sum: 1a1e27bd92ade90aec7987eea833ee7fc8baae81fccadf285b03bb5b99f968b1
phpBB-3.0.13-RC1-patch.zip
sha256sum: 1b8acebb8986dabff68b5fc8fe2c87aa5982afd00d6eb64fd12748317e661848
phpBB-3.0.13-RC1-patch.tar.bz2
sha256sum: 41ab7868ea531045c69cdc5cae6bc82f5ad03a026acc583e3dcd5e5ddc892729
phpBB-3.0.13-RC1-files.zip
sha256sum: 9632d7260d0d0aa75fef1e577ed831250a14cb44e493b220f9c0bb8943cfd8f2
phpBB-3.0.13-RC1-files.tar.bz2
sha256sum: 8c1b510a6cd598ea64ab77022d26cffb2da24dd73d63e648a727edf31716069c
phpBB-3.0.12_to_3.0.13-RC1.zip
sha256sum: 190e7165e36ce00673625be4be4293a2b278a5c16fc202eb29a13f6d1f3e1352
phpBB-3.0.12_to_3.0.13-RC1.tar.bz2
sha256sum: db7d56c90553f7ca8a61b21393abd7bf845f0e2325063cef7818df0e4e9aa849


*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

Thank you for testing the new release,
the phpBB Team

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Re: phpBB 3.0.13 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by P_I » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:46 pm

A data point. Have done a test upgrade of a phpBB 3.0.12 "almost stock" forum using the automatic update package and basic sanity testing shows all OK. Forum has no MODs installed, just a couple of very minor code changes, one for Artodia:Mobile and SEO and another to hide online userlist from guests and bots.

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Re: phpBB 3.0.13 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by M.Gaetan89 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:48 pm

Why isn't this release published on the website (as it was for 3.1 alphas/betas/RCs)?
How long will 3.0 be supported? Do you have a fixed EOL strategy for each version (x.y) you publish?

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Re: phpBB 3.0.13 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by DavidIQ » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:02 pm

M.Gaetan89 wrote:Why isn't this release published on the website (as it was for 3.1 alphas/betas/RCs)?
We've always done our RCs that way. The reason we didn't do that with the initial 3.1 release was because it was a completely new version.
M.Gaetan89 wrote:How long will 3.0 be supported? Do you have a fixed EOL strategy for each version (x.y) you publish?
Based on what was done with 2.0 you can expect 3.0 to be supported until around the end of this year or early next year. You can take that to mean that the general consensus is that major versions are supported for approximately a year after a new feature release.
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Re: phpBB 3.0.13 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by M.Gaetan89 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:47 pm

Thank you for the information ;-)

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Re: phpBB 3.0.13 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by neuropass » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:33 pm

Hi, thanks for the news. Please bear with my questions. Is it already known how many RC are going to be released? where is the code changes for prosilver? :-/
Also how do you use this: phpbb-3.0.12_to_3.0.13-RC1_prosilver.patch

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Re: phpBB 3.0.13 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by bantu » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:06 pm

neuropass wrote:Is it already known how many RC are going to be released?
No, but possibly none.
neuropass wrote:where is the code changes for prosilver? :-/
Code Changes are no longer provided, as the code used to produce them was faulty and missed some changes we made. Use the patch files instead, see below.
neuropass wrote:Also how do you use this: phpbb-3.0.12_to_3.0.13-RC1_prosilver.patch
Open the file using a program like Kompare.

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Re: phpBB 3.0.13 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by Meis2M » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:45 pm

Hello
how can find the language change codes from 3.0.12 to 3.0.13?

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Re: phpBB 3.0.13 Release Candidate 1 published

Post by bantu » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:49 pm

Meis2M wrote:Hello
how can find the language change codes from 3.0.12 to 3.0.13?
See attachments in https://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopi ... 61#p273061

Alternatively, you can use phpBB-3.0.12_to_3.0.13-RC1.patch which is part of phpBB-3.0.13-RC1-patch.zip.

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