phpBB 3.0.12 Release Candidate 2 published

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phpBB 3.0.12 Release Candidate 2 published

Post by naderman »

Greetings community!

We are happy to announce the availability of the second release candidate of phpBB 3.0.12 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 RC2 too. We are able to provide direct support to them within our international support sites forums.

Tagging/Reviewing fixes

On our tracker QA team members can 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

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 3.0.12 is a maintenance release fixing a various bugs but not adding any new features. We have updated the list of bots/spiders, improved compatability with recent PHP versions further, and support MySQL fulltext search on InnoDB for MySQL versions making it available. The custom BBCode token LOCAL_URL has been modified to operate closer to its description. If you have any custom BBCodes using the token you should test if the custom BBCode still functions correctly or if you need to replace the token with the new RELATIVE_URL token.

The full changelog is available 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

Our release archive provides all packages we build.

These are the files with their md5 sums:
md5sum: 2cfdcb1e37ae6359ebb10a38e261c74c
md5sum: 675664133e2825fb4c6495edb28a3dc0
md5sum: 578c0f2d29d72eb1dab4a0b19830be20
md5sum: 1fdb6d009b82a6a149c2040e82d7bedc
md5sum: 9bc7b435be57c15bcd18ac5444a65966
md5sum: 7d7edee8785cf10351bbda15a35dcc4a
md5sum: b1287d5870c6e1dfa43201239835f4e2
md5sum: 335021a341f1b819aaba24fe5afa7632
md5sum: 85cce8e1df5ccd3162e8cc1f8cf30bca
md5sum: 342e2c66ce05c70cea0041fc35ac7725
md5sum: a6c7f05657698eff0d60bcb51dd61cf9
md5sum: 3dfb9b4ba4503eeb1dce47006ae62411
md5sum: abec96d3545cca01bbbfd6b822b258ad
md5sum: 48cd113e077b3e1ae94f11d59bd7f07f
md5sum: 53238117fd238b08e7aa72febb4599cf


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. :)

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Thank you for testing the new release,
the phpBB Team

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Re: phpBB 3.0.12 Release Candidate 2 published

Post by Prosk8er »

awesome thanks gonna check it out in a couple

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Re: phpBB 3.0.12 Release Candidate 2 published

Post by Master_Cylinder »

Updated 3.0.11 to 12-RC2

Everything seems to be working fine on my server. :D
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Buy them books, send them to school and what do they do?

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Re: phpBB 3.0.12 Release Candidate 2 published

Post by Danielx64 »

I'm writing a mod based on this version and I found no issues so far :)

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