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phpBB 3.0.2 released

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2008-07-10

phpBB3 Gold Released

Hello,

Today we begin a new chapter in the history of phpBB. After five years, over 200,000 lines of new and altered code, and many a long night phpBB Group is very proud to announce the release of phpBB3 "Olympus".

phpBB has changed considerably since work on its second major release began. People have come and gone but this day would not have been reached without the hard work and dedication of all our group members, past and present. The phpBB community, all of you, also deserve a large pat on the back for continuing to support this project. Whether it be through writing mods, creating new themes, spreading the word or simply using phpBB to build new communities, our thanks to you too.... read more

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2007-12-13

phpBB3 Release Candidate 8 (RC8) released

We are very pleased to announce the availability of the phpBB3 RC8 package. Below is a link to the official announcement:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=604619

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2007-12-01

phpBB3 Release Candidate 7 (RC7) released

We are very pleased to announce the availability of the phpBB3 RC7 package. Below is a link to the official announcement:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=585093

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2007-10-15

phpBB3 Release Candidate 6 (RC6) released

We are very pleased to announce the availability of the phpBB3 RC6 package. Below is a link to the official announcement:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=584826

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2007-10-13

phpBB3 Release Candidate 5 (RC5) released

We are very pleased to announce the availability of the phpBB3 RC5 package. Below is a link to the official announcement:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=576156

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2007-08-24

phpBB3 Release Candidate 4 (RC4) released

We are very pleased to announce the availability of the phpBB3 RC4 package. Below is a link to the official announcement:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=570985

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2007-07-28

phpBB3 Release Candidate 3 (RC3) released

We are very pleased to announce the availability of the phpBB3 RC3 package. Below is a link to the official announcement:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=563407

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2007-07-08

phpBB3 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) released

We are very pleased to announce the availability of the phpBB3 RC2 package. Below is a link to the official announcement:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=557849

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2007-06-24

phpBB3 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) released

We are very pleased to announce the availability of the phpBB3 RC1 package. Below is a link to the official announcement:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=543015

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2007-05-20

phpBB 3.0 Beta5 released

We are pleased to announce the availability of the phpBB3 Beta5 package. Below is a link to the official announcement:

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=507324

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2007-01-28

phpBB 2.0.22 released

The official release announcement:

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=489624

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2006-12-23

phpBB 3.0 Beta4 released

We are pleased to announce the availability of the phpBB3 Beta4 package. Below is a link to the official announcement:

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=477306

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2006-11-27

phpBB 3.0 Beta3 released

We are pleased to announce the availability of the phpBB3 Beta3 package. Below is a link to the official announcement:

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=470468

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2006-11-12

phpBB 3.0 Beta2 released

We are pleased to announce the availability of the phpBB3 Beta2 package. Below is a link to the official announcement:

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=427216

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2006-08-12

phpBB 3.0 Beta1 released

We are pleased to announce the availability of the phpBB3 Beta1 package. With this first beta release we are officially starting the beta testing phase. Below are some guidelines regarding the first beta as well as the download locations.

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=400283

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2006-06-17

phpBB 2.0.21 released

The official release announcement can be viewed here:
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=397315

Changes:
The changelog (contained within this release) is as follows:

[Fix] Changes to random number generator code to explicitly truncate the length of the string
[Fix] Quoting on boards with HTML enabled
[Fix] Special characters on boards with HTML enabled
[Fix] Redirect to list if cancelling deletion of ranks, smilies or word censors
[Fix] Missing error message if an inactive user tried to login (Bug #1598)
[Fix] Do not alter post counts when just removing a poll (Bug #1602)
[Fix] Correct error in removal of old session keys
[Fix] Changed filtering of short search terms
[Sec] Improved filtering on language selection (also addresses a number of bug reports related to missing languages)
[Change] Backported more efficient highlighting code from Olympus
[Change] Backported zlib emulation code so that there is only a single confirmation image even if zlib is not available

Posted by GrahamJE 2006-06-10

phpBB 2.0.20 released

The official announcement about the release can be accessed from:
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=380687

The changelog (contained within this release) is as follows:

[Fix] Prevent login attempts from incrementing for inactive users
[Fix] Do not check maximum login attempts on re-authentication to the admin panel - tomknight
[Fix] Regenerate session keys on password change
[Fix] retrieving category rows in index.php (Bug #90)
[Fix] improved index performance by determining the permissions before iterating through all forums (Bug #91)
[Fix] Better handling of short usernames within the search (bug #105)
[Fix] Send a no-cache header on admin pages as well as normal board pages (Bug #149)
[Fix] Apply word censors to the message when quoting it (Bug #405)
[Fix] Improved performance of query in admin_groups (Bug #753)
[Fix] Workaround for an issue in either PHP or MSSQL resulting in a space being returned instead of an empty string (bug #830)
[Fix] Correct use of default_style config value (Bug #861)
[Fix] Replace unneeded unset calls in admin_db_utilities.php - vanderaj
[Fix] Improved error handling in modcp.php
[Fix] Improved handling of forums to which the user does not have any explicit permissions - vanderaj
[Fix] Assorted fixes and cleanup of admin_ranks.php, now requires confirmation of deletions
[Fix] Assorted fixes and cleanup of admin_words.php, now requires confirmation of deletions
[Fix] Addition and editing of smilies can no longer be performed via GET, now requires confirmation of deletions
[Fix] Escape group names in admin_groups.php
[Sec] Replace strip_tags with htmlspecialchars in private message subject
[Sec] Some changes to HTML handling if enabled
[Sec] Escape any special characters in reverse dns - Anthrax101
[Sec] Typecast poll id values - Anthrax101
[Sec] Added configurable search flood control to reduce the effect of DoS style attacks
[Sec] Changed the way we create "random" values for use as keys - chinchilla/Anthrax101
[Sec] Enabled Visual Confirmation by default
[Change] Changed handling of the case where a selected style doesn't exist in the database
[Change] Changed handling of topic pruning to improve performance
[Change] Changed default forum permissions to only allow registered users to post in new forums

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2006-04-07

phpBB 2.0.19 released

phpBB Group announces the release of phpBB 2.0.19, the "we wish you all a happy new year" release. This release addresses several bugfixes and some security issues only affecting Internet Explorer. Additionally we introduced a new feature to limit the number of logins. The admin is able to configure this feature on two ways, defining the number of maximum allowed logins and setting a time period after the user is allowed to login again. With this feature we hope to address the recent dictionary attacks happening on some forums to crack user passwords.... read more

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2006-01-04

phpBB 2.0.18 released

The phpBB Group is pleased to announce the release of phpBB 2.0.18, "The Halloween Special" release.

This is a major update to the 2.0.x codebase and includes fixes for numerous bugs reported by users to our Bug Tracker, as well as updates to those issues identified by the recent security audit of the code and a couple of security issues reported to us. In addition we have backported a further feature from our "Olympus" codebase to change the way automatic logins are handled.... read more

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2005-10-30

phpBB 2.0.16 released

phpBB Group announces the release of phpBB 2.0.16. This release addresses some bugfixes and one critical security issue. To fix this, please have a look at our announcement at:

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=302011

We urge you to update as soon as possible. You can of course find this download available on our downloads page (http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php). As per usual three packages are available to simplify your update.... read more

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2005-06-27

phpBB 2.0.15 released

phpBB Group announces the release of phpBB 2.0.15, the "summer needs to be hot" release. This release addresses some bugfixes and addressing some security issues, one being serious. With this release the admin re-authentication security feature from phpBB Olympus has been backported to the 2.0.x branch too.

As with all new releases we urge you to update as soon as possible. You can of course find this download available on our downloads page (http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php). As per usual three packages are available to simplify your update.... read more

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2005-05-07

phpBB 2.0.14 released

phpBB Group announces the release of phpBB 2.0.14, the "We know we are (not) furry" edition. This release addresses some bugfixes as well as fixing some minor non-critical security issues. All issues not reported to us before being released are not credited to the founder, as usual.

As with all new releases we urge you to update as soon as possible. You can of course find this download available on our downloads page (http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php). As per usual three packages are available to simplify your update.... read more

Posted by Meik Sievertsen 2005-04-20

New packages - security issues

Due to the discovery of two vulnerabilities new packages have been available. While it is unlikely either of these has been actively exploited we recommend all users update as soon as possible. For further details please see http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=161943 on our main boards.

Posted by Paul S. Owen 2004-01-01

Vulnerability in search

We've been notified of a vulnerability in search.php of phpBB 2.0.x. While taking advantage of this is quite involved and limited to certain platforms all users should update their installations as soon as possible.

More details can be found here:

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=153818

Posted by Paul S. Owen 2003-11-24