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phpBB 3.3.12-RC1 available for testing

Posted by Marc in Development on May 12th, 2024

We’re proud to announce the release of phpBB 3.3.12-RC1, a release candidate for the upcoming stable version of phpBB 3.3.12. This pre-release version is now available for downloading and testing.

Notable Improvements

phpBB 3.3.12-RC1 introduces a number of improvements aimed at enhancing the user experience and overall stability of the software. These include:

  • Improved handling of duplicate posts: This update addresses an issue where users might accidentally submit the same post multiple times. PHPBB3-17077
  • Optimized queries for unanswered topics and posts: Searching for fresh discussions on your forum should now be faster and more efficient. PHPBB3-17305
  • Enhanced error messages for PHP 8.1+ users: MySQL error messages have been improved for better readability when using PHP 8.1 or later versions. PHPBB3-17232

Notable Changes

The DOM handling when parsing posts has been updated for better compatibility with PHP 8.3. PHPBB3-17236

Notable Bugfixes

This release candidate also includes fixes for several reported bugs, including:

  • Improve handling of web root path to support PHPBB_USE_BOARD_URL_PATH in extensions: PHPBB3-17207
  • Update issue when YouTube profilefield does not exist: PHPBB3-17208
  • Prevent unexpected reparsing of URLs as magic URLs in posts: PHPBB3-17130
  • Missing update of user pass change time during password reset: PHPBB3-17302

How to Get Involved

The phpBB team encourages everyone to download and test phpBB 3.3.12-RC1 extensively. User feedback is essential in ensuring a smooth and stable final release.

The packages can be downloaded from the official phpBB download page or the Area51 downloads section:

Language and Prosilver Updates

By testing this release candidate, you can help contribute to the quality of the upcoming stable version of phpBB.