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Posted 10 months ago by Marc
Greetings all,We are pleased to announce the release of phpBB 3.2.0-RC2 "Bertie Reconnaissance Orbiter". This is the second release candidate of the upcoming phpBB 3.2.0 feature release and introduces major changes and new functionality.Among the new ... [More] features are the inclusion of VigLink as an extension in the phpBB package, full PHP 7.1 compatibility, as well as SVG emojis, and OAuth v1 support. You can read more about the inclusion of VigLink in our blog post phpBB to ship with VigLink extension.The second release candidate also further improves timeout handling in the installer and while running database migrations, introduces several improvements to the new BBCode parser, and solves issues with email parsing that were present in the previous release candidate.In addition to that, both the support for SQLite 2.8.x and the PHP MSSQL extension have been dropped as these are no longer supported in our minimum PHP version 5.4.0. Support for newer versions of those database types is available through SQLite 3 and MSSQL ODBC or MSSQL native respectively.The full changelog is available in the changelog file within the docs folder contained in the release package. You can find the key highlights of this release candidate on the wiki at https://wiki.phpbb.com/Release_Highlights/3.2.0-RC2 and a list of all issues fixed on our tracker at https://tracker.phpbb.com/issues/?filter=14090The packages can be downloaded from our Area51 downloads page.The development team thanks everyone who contributed code to this release:rxu, Jakub Senko, Matt Friedman, Crizzo, Richard McGirr, JoshyPHP, Daniel Sinn, Wesley Fok, David King, Erwan Nader, Max Krivanek, javiexin, kasimi, Victor A. Safronov, lavigor, 3Di, Dan Villiom Podlaski Christiansen, David Colón, Jmz, Kailey Truscott, Rich McGirr, Michael Miday, Benjamin Staneck, Etienne Baroux, Forumhulp.com, GerB, Jim Mossing Holsteyn, Joas Schilling, MIkhail Gulyaev, Mark Shaw, Michael Cullum, Sumanai, Tobi Schäfer, kilida, markshawtorontoIf you have any questions or comments, we'll be happy to address them in the discussion topic.- The phpBB Team [Less]
Posted 10 months ago by battye
To round out this series, we’ll look at the different categories of extensions that people like to download. The list of extension categories is: Official Extensions Cosmetic Tools Security Communication Profile/User Control Panel Add-Ons Anti-Spam ... [More] Entertainment Miscellaneous Overview of extension categories: It’s worth mentioning that the download figures will not add up to the total […] [Less]
Posted 10 months ago by battye
MODs, extensions and styles are what immediately come to mind when thinking of the phpBB.com customisation database, but there are other types of customisations too. This part of phpBB Numerology takes a look at every type of customisation. Overview ... [More] of all customisation downloads: There are some obvious anomalies in the data (like the Viewtopic Birthday […] [Less]
Posted 11 months ago by battye
The third part of this series has a look the most popular language packs. Most downloaded language packs (phpBB 3.x): The most interesting observation, bar an anomaly with Brazilian Portuguese, is that the number of downloads corresponds quite ... [More] closely with the number of total pageviews. This implies that when people download language packs, they know […] [Less]
Posted 11 months ago by Marc Alexander
After two weeks of voting and a bit of back and forth between the four candidates, we now have a final winner for the codename of our next version: Proteus With Proteus we’ll be moving on from Saturn and continue our deep space journey to Neptune’s second largest moon (based on the name Proteus, the shape-changing sea god […]
Posted 11 months ago by battye
For the second blog post in this series I thought it would be interesting to do a direct comparison with the data presented in the 2011 post. Most downloaded phpBB3 MODs: There are a few figures which are unrealistic, which have been struck out accordingly. For example, “User recent activity” apparently has nearly 80,000 downloads […]
Posted 11 months ago by battye
Five years have now passed since our first statistical journey through the archives of the customisations database (see MOD Statistics: The most downloaded MODs from the MOD Database). Armed with just one table from our database, I’m setting myself ... [More] the challenge of creating five blog posts worth of in-depth (and hopefully interesting) statistical data about the […] [Less]
Posted 11 months ago by VSE
At phpBB we love codenames as much as we love Bertie. Previously we have travelled to Mars and Saturn to find the most prominent features to name our versions. Now it’s time to come up with another codename for the version of phpBB. In line with having an open mind for new features, looks, and […]
Posted 11 months ago by Marc
Greetings everyone,We are pleased to announce the release of phpBB 3.1.10 "Bertie's Indian summer". This version is a maintenance & security release of the 3.1.x branch which fixes one trivial security issue and various smaller bugs. The security ... [More] issue only affects users using no longer supported versions of browsers as well as improperly setup webservers (thanks to Lukas Reschke of Nextcloud for reporting this).The bugfixes address the Q&A captcha logging errors when it was solved, fatal errors when upgrading from 3.0.x in certain cases, and database transactions not being rolled back with incorrect notification settings. Other changes include an improved migrator and hardened form checking in the Admin Control Panel.It also adds support for UI tests in extensions and now checks the version constant against the config version to notify users of incomplete updates.The full changelog is available in the changelog file within the docs folder contained in the release package. You can find the key highlights of this release on the wiki at https://wiki.phpbb.com/Release_Highlights/3.1.10 and a list of all issues fixed on our tracker at https://tracker.phpbb.com/issues/?filter=13908The packages can be downloaded from our downloads page.The development team thanks everyone who contributed code to this release: Richard McGirr, Jakub Senko, rxu, David King, Erwan Nader, Max Krivanek, Tobi Schäfer, Wesley Fok, lavigor, kasimi, 3Di, DavidIQ, Kailey Truscott, Matt Friedman, Benjamin Staneck, Dan Villiom Podlaski Christiansen, Forumhulp.com, GerB, markshawtoronto.If you have any questions or comments, we'll be happy to address them in the discussion topic..- The phpBB Team [Less]
Posted 11 months ago by Marc
Greetings everyone, We are pleased to announce the release of phpBB 3.1.10 "Bertie's Indian summer". This version is a maintenance & security release of the 3.1.x branch which fixes one trivial security issue and various smaller bugs. The ... [More] security issue only affects users using no longer supported versions of browsers as well as improperly setup webservers (thanks to Lukas Reschke of Nextcloud for reporting this). The bugfixes address the Q&A captcha logging errors when it was solved, fatal errors when upgrading from 3.0.x in certain cases, and database transactions not being rolled back with incorrect notification settings. Other changes include an improved migrator and hardened form checking in the Admin Control Panel. It also adds support for UI tests in extensions and now checks the version constant against the config version to notify users of incomplete updates. The full changelog is available in the changelog file within the docs folder contained in the release package. You can find the key highlights of this release on the wiki at https://wiki.phpbb.com/Release_Highlights/3.1.10 and a list of all issues fixed on our tracker at https://tracker.phpbb.com/issues/?filter=13908 The packages can be downloaded from our downloads page. The development team thanks everyone who contributed code to this release: Richard McGirr, Jakub Senko, rxu, David King, Erwan Nader, Max Krivanek, Tobi Schäfer, Wesley Fok, lavigor, kasimi, 3Di, DavidIQ, Kailey Truscott, Matt Friedman, Benjamin Staneck, Dan Villiom Podlaski Christiansen, Forumhulp.com, GerB, markshawtoronto. If you have any questions or comments, we'll be happy to address them in the discussion topic.. - The phpBB Team [Less]