phpBB 3.3.1-RC1 released

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Re: phpBB 3.3.1-RC1 released

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Yeah, I know that, but it's not normal to have such a big difference in size.
Let's discuss 3.3.1 pls.

I thought this board is probably 3.3.1 ;)
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Back to fontawesome 5 in use for 3.3.1:

only font-weight: 900; has been added to the CSS to let some old FA 4.7 used icons still display, that's the necessary evil since some of those are now Bold, there is nothing you can do, if you change it to something different than 600, 700, 800, 900 or Bolder the icons will be not rendered, that's due to FA and not a phpBB bug.

https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb/pull/595 ... 04842R2651

https://gist.github.com/marc1706/510140 ... s-diff-L87

You can still change font-size: 14px; to something lesser if you so wish.
That will affect all icons, beware.
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Re: phpBB 3.3.1-RC1 released

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3Di wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:00 pm
Tastenplayer wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:14 pm
The font awesome icons are now much bigger everywhere.
phpBB 3.3.1 now uses FA 5 while phpBB 3.2.10 uses FA 4.7. Not sure if that relates though.
Good catch Tastenplayer and thanks to 3Di for providing the detail.
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  • Notable Improvements
    • Enable/disable mechanism for new profilefield types
    • Only one email notification per topic
Shouldn't the change to FA 5 be included in the Improvements section.

I've revisited my localhost testing environment and another place where the change is very evident is topics with attachments, where the attachment paperclip is now bold face and slants the opposite direction. I'm on the lookout for other places where the change will be evident to keen-eyed users.

Google turned up https://fontawesome.com/how-to-use/on-t ... -version-4. Does it have any bearing for phpBB board admins?

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P_I wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:59 pm
Google turned up https://fontawesome.com/how-to-use/on-t ... -version-4. Does it have any bearing for phpBB board admins?
It's for styles writers. Especially the chapter What’s Changed From Version 4 to 5?
And this https://fontawesome.com/how-to-use/on-t ... me-changes
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Also in some extensions it might be relevant, this partial magnification of the font awesome icons.
You can still change font-size: 14px; to something lesser if you so wish.
That will affect all icons, beware.
You can also change the size of certain icons only - but first you have to notice that the resizing of some icons is just as extreme. :) Then it is also possible that certain icons should not be displayed bold.
The problem is that not all icons appear to be the same size now.(There are also some styles with font awesome forums and topic icons)
But it does not say which version of the font awesome 5 (it has three versions) a link to the 5.0, I can not find anywhere. It always comes 6.0 and 4.7
Edit: https://www.w3schools.com/icons/fontawe ... bility.asp
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phpBB 3.3.1 is shipped with FontAwesome v.5.13.0. The most recent for now is 5.13.1 though but it was released just a few days ago, see https://fontawesome.com/changelog/latest. FA 6 has not been released yet afaik as they're taking just preorders currently.
FA 5 in phpBB is coming with free versions which are Brands and Solid only, see https://fontawesome.com/how-to-use/on-t ... /basic-use.
Regular is paid so not all icons are available in non-bold.
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Thanks for the info.
It's confusing because you only find font awesome 6 or 4.7 when googling. On the official font awesome page you can also find font awesome 6 written above, but nowhere 5, but you have to be able to see the 5.0.13 icons. But in the end you found the 5 free icons on another site. :) .
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Tastenplayer wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:21 pm
On the official font awesome page you can also find font awesome 6 written above, but nowhere 5
I guess that header is just an advertisement as all the content below links to the version 5.13.
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Will the update instructions from phpBB 3.3.0 to 3.3.1 (i.e. https://www.phpbb.com/support/documents ... &version=3) remain the same?

My boards are generally updated using the Full package method, so I'm left to wonder if there are any new/changed steps required to make sure that the outdated Font Awesome 4.7 components are completely removed and only Font Awesome 5.x components remain?

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There's no need to remove FA 4 as there's FA-provided backward compatibility layer which allows Prosilver to render FA 4 icons via FA 5. Or do you probably mean something else?
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