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Posted over 3 years ago by Oleg
The next major release of phpBB, phpBB 3.1 "Ascraeus", will require PHP 5.3.2 or newer.PHP 5.3 provides important functionality that a number of established projects are using. As it is phpBB's goal to use components from other projects where doing ... [More] so makes sense, raising minimum PHP version to 5.3 allows phpBB to reuse some components from Symfony instead of reimplementing equivalent functionality. This will speed up the completion of phpBB 3.1 by reducing the amount of work that Development Team has to do.You can read the discussion leading to the decision.All major distributions are already shipping PHP 5.3.2 or newer in their current stable versions. You can find a table of several distributions and the versions they ship here.phpBB 3.0 "Olympus" will continue to require PHP 4.3.3 as the minimum version.phpBB 3.0.10 supports PHP 5.3. Since PHP 5.2 is no longer maintained by PHP developers, all users not already running PHP 5.3 are strongly encouraged to move to PHP 5.3.As phpBB 3.1 "Ascraeus" is still under active development, there is still plenty of time to upgrade your PHP installation.Additionally, one should note that this announcement does not imply that phpBB 3.1 will see large portions of code rewritten in order to take advantage of new features in PHP 5.3. Instead, sections of code will be updated as needed in the 3.x release cycle.Please discuss this announcement here. [Less]
Posted over 3 years ago by DavidIQ
Hello to all,From time to time MOD authors either lose interest in developing a particular MOD, are having trouble finding time to work on their code, or have simply moved on. When this happens it has been standard practice to lock the topic and ... [More] mark as abandoned [ABD].In addition to this the topics will now be moved to a new forum. The MOD Team would like to announce the unveiling of this new forum under the [3.0.x] MODs in Development forum:[3.0.x] Abandoned MODsIt is our hope that having this forum with a list of MODs that have been abandoned will encourage users to pick up where others left off. This will also better separate the currently developed MODs from those that are no longer being developed or supported. In order to accomodate this change, the MODs in Development forum rules have been modified. You can see those changes here under section 7.All MODs in Development topics that were locked and properly marked have been moved to this new forum.Thank you,The phpBB Modifications Team.P.S. You may discuss this announcement in this topic. [Less]
Posted over 3 years ago by Noxwizard
Some of you may have noticed an inability to connect to our site earlier today. The provider (NERO) who serves our host (OSUOSL) is currently facing faults in some of their routers. Corrective measures were taken earlier to resolve most of the ... [More] issues, but they will need to perform some maintenance on the devices. Until then, there may still be some connectivity issues. While they will make attempts to route traffic through other devices during the maintenance window, it is possible that some users may be unable to connect during that time.Maintenance on the devices will occur between 11:00 - 14:00 UTC, January 26.Thanks,The phpBB Team [Less]
Posted over 3 years ago by Marshalrusty
The United States Congress is currently considering two bills, known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). The passage of these bills would be extremely harmful to the internet community that we all share and love. Learn ... [More] more about SOPA / PIPA and, if you are a Unites States citizen, tell your Congressman and Senator that you are in favor of a free and open internet!Wikipedia wrote:SOPA and PIPA put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won't have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn't being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won't show up in major search engines. SOPA and PIPA build a framework for future restrictions and suppression.Further reading:Wikipedia's message:'s message:'s message: ... s-all.htmlWikipedia's article on SOPA (not blacked out): search for "SOPA": [Less]
Posted over 3 years ago by Marshalrusty
Hello everyone,Apologies about the late notice, but I would like to announce a few US East Coast based events that some of you may be interested in attending,I will be joining Nick Mailer, co-founder of the The Positive Internet Company and Richard ... [More] Stallman, who needs no introduction, to discuss the roots of phpBB, problems we have experienced over the years and some steps that will be taken to resolve some of those problems in the near future. The talks will include cloud based technologies with branching into other topics.For more information about the presentation and speakers, please see the following two pages: ... -the-cloud ... -the-cloud- Please register at the links above ASAP to guarantee space.- Please reblog/tweet/etc. this post to spread the word if your audience might be interested in attending.Boston, MAThursday, Janaury 19, 2012The Colonnade Hotel120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116Washington DCFriday, January 20, 2012Willard Intercontinental Hotel1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004Philadelphia, PAMonday, January 23, 2012Omni Hotel Independence Park401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106New York, NYJanuary 21, 24 & 25, 2012The New York Palace Hotel455 Madison Avenue at 50th Street, New York, NY 10022Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions.I look forward to seeing some of you there. [Less]
Posted over 3 years ago by Sam
Up until recently, the Website Team was a sleepy team within phpBB that acquired team members from other teams and worked behind closed doors in order to ensure the full operation of the website. It is a team that is not very well publicized nor is really known what exactly we do. It has had [...]
Posted over 3 years ago by igorw
Since we opened up development and moved our code onto GitHub, we’ve received several contributions. It allowed a number of non-development team members to contribute. We have been listing these contributors in the 3.0 release announcements, and you can also see them on the area51 contributors page. However, I think we can do better. And [...]
Posted over 3 years ago by DavidIQ
Written by: Unknown Bliss Within this article I’m going to briefly outline how to create your modification, package it up, submit it to the Modifications Database and support it afterwards. Writing MODs can be so simple but yet so complex. It really depends on what MOD you wish to make. If you wish to make [...]
Posted over 3 years ago by Erik Frèrejean
Hi all,The Support Team is pleased to announce the availability of the fifth maintenance release of the Support Toolkit. This release improves overall stability of the toolkit as well introduces support for phpBB 3.0.10. This new release can be ... [More] downloaded from the Support Toolkit page in the CDB.UpdatingWhen updating from any older Support Toolkit version first delete the old stk/ directory before uploading the new version.TranslationsTranslations for this release can be downloaded here. To enable a translation, you only have to download the package and place it in the stk/language directory.New features:Introduce support for phpBB 3.0.10Bugfixes:[Fix] Correctly handle empty module data when resetting the boards modules. (Bug #62958)[Fix] The "ERK" now correctly handles strict/deprecated errors. (Bug #62976)[Fix] Added missing language entry. (Bug #62856)[Fix] Reparse bbcode changes topic poster to guest (Bug #62889, Patch by Dicky)[Fix] STK password variable incorrectly unset when not logged in. (Bug #62946)[Fix] Correct version handling in the database cleaner. (Bug #62961)If you are unfamiliar with the toolkit, please see the Support Toolkit page.As always, assistance with installation, updating, or any of the tools provided with the Toolkit is available through the support section in the CDB. Please submit any bugs/suggestions to the Support Team Tools bugtracker.Thank you, and enjoy.The phpBB TeamYou may discuss this announcement in the [Discuss] Support Toolkit 1.0.5 released topic. [Less]
Posted over 3 years ago by naderman
Greetings community,We are pleased to announce the release of phpBB "Bertie's new year present" 3.0.10. This version is a maintenance release fixing a number of bugs. Most noteworthy a number of moderator controls are now more precisely controlled by ... [More] specific permissions instead of being available to all moderators. The display of the index page birthday list now also depends on the view profile permission. We have tested phpBB 3.0.10 with the upcoming PHP 5.4 release and made the necessary changes to ensure a smooth upgrade.We urge you to update your installation as soon as possible. Our support team will only support phpBB 3.0.10, updates to phpBB 3.0.10 and conversions to phpBB 3.0.10. Submissions to our trackers for older versions will not be accepted, please make sure you update before you submit a bug report.If you use a language pack other than the default "English [GB]", you should check our downloads section, an update may already be available.We would also like to say a special thank you to everyone outside the development team who has contributed a patch to this release:Callum Macrae, Vjacheslav Trushkin, Maël Soucaze, Patrick Webster, Alan, David King, Marc Alexander, Tabitha Backoff, Wendy Liu, dmauri and Victor Nagy. You can find a full list of contributors on our redesigned Area51 development section: a complete list of changes with attributed ticket numbers, please consult our comprehensive changelog.Installation instructionsA short explanation of how to do a conversion, installation or update is included within the provided INSTALL.html file, please be sure to read it. You can find a list of requirements on our Downloads page.SecurityIf you find any security issues please report them to our security tracker.Available packagesIf 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 PackageFor 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 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 LocationsThe 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 (Full Package)md5sum: e0f89bf3c5e360f395cc24c4b902164dphpBB-3.0.10.tar.bz2 (Full Package)md5sum: (Patch Files)md5sum: 93ee2b0c4149787e061803bc7dc74e98phpBB-3.0.10-patch.tar.bz2 (Patch Files)md5sum: (Changed Files)md5sum: be61f310c4dc1c944bb7cd64a0d84e1fphpBB-3.0.10-files.tar.bz2 (Changed Files)md5sum: (Automatic Update Package from 3.0.9)md5sum: 4420814a9a64012f42ac9e3329d1d614phpBB-3.0.9_to_3.0.10.tar.bz2 (Automatic Update Package from 3.0.9)md5sum: (Language and Style Code Changes)md5sum: 2157e8c6fab212c99c257bc0c56715ddphpBB-3.0.9_to_3.0.10-codechanges.tar.bz2 (Language and Style Code Changes)md5sum: (Microsoft Web Platform Installer Package)md5sum: 083b0c4f212b91fcba98e5f1910b0193Download & DocumentationphpBB DownloadsphpBB Projects page @ ohlohphpBB 3 DocumentationphpBB 3 support forumphpBB 3 bug trackerphpBB on GitHubphpBB Code Wiki [Less]