phpBB 3.0.1 released

Posted on Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 23:52:34 PDT in PHPBB
by Raven

From the PHPBB Team at

We are very pleased to announce the availability of the phpBB 3.0.1 package. This version has seen numerous stability fixes, performance tweaks and general bugs fixed. Additionally two minor security-related bugs were fixs.

Please note that we urge you to update. The versions we currently support here are phpBB 2.0.23 and phpBB 3.0.1.

3.0.1 has seen some some critical bugs fixed, including:

[Fix] Allow correct avatar caching for CGI installations. (thanks wildbill)
[Fix] Fix disabling of word censor, now possible again
[Fix] Correctly quote db password for re-display in installer (Bug #16695 / thanks to m313 for reporting too - #s17235)
[Fix] Correctly handle empty imageset entries (Bug #16865)
[Fix] Correctly check empty subjects/messages (Bug #17915)
[Change] Do not check usernames against word censor list. Disallowed usernames is already checked and word censor belong to posts. (Bug #17745)
[Change] Sped up viewforum considerably (also goes towards mcp_forum)
[Fix] Allow editing usernames within database_update on username cleanup (Bug #18415)
[Fix] Use proper title on index for new/unread posts (Bug #13101) - patch provided by Pyramide
[Fix] Allow calls to $user->set_cookie() define no cookie time for setting session cookies (Bug #18025)
[Fix] Stricter checks on smilie packs (Bug #19675)
[Fix] Possible login problems with IE7 if browser check is activated (Bug #20135)
[Fix] Fix possible database transaction errors if code returns on error and rollback happened (Bug #17025)
[Change] Allow numbers in permission names for modifications, as well as uppercase letters for the request_ part (Bug #20125)
[Fix] Use HTTP_HOST in favor of SERVER_NAME for determining server url for redirection and installation (Bug #19955)
[Fix] Changing order for post review if more than one post affected (Bug #15249)
[Fix] Prepend phpbb_root_path to ranks path for displaying ranks (Bug #19075)
[Fix] Allow forum notifications if topic notifications are disabled but forum notifications enabled (Bug #14765)
[Fix] Fixing realpath issues for provider returning the passed value instead of disabling it. This fixes issues with confirm boxes for those hosted on Network Solutions for example. (Bug #20435)
[Fix] Try to sort last active date on memberlist correctly at least on current page (Bug #18665)
[Fix] Handle generation of form tokens when maximum time is set to -1
[Fix] Correctly delete unapproved posts without deleting the topic (Bug #15120)
[Fix] Respect signature permissions in posting (Bug #16029)
[Fix] Users allowed to resign only from open and freely open groups (Bug #19355)
[Fix] Assign a last viewed date to converted topics (Bug #16565)
[Feature] New option to hide the entire list of subforums on listforums
[Fix] Custom BBCode {EMAIL}-Token usage (Bug #21155)
[Fix] Do not rely on parameter returned by unlink() for verifying cache directory write permission (Bug #19565)
[Change] Use correct string for filesize (MiB instead of MB for example)
[Change] Remove left join for query used to retrieve already assigned users and groups within permission panel (Bug #20235)
[Fix] Correctly return sole whitespaces if used with BBCodes (Bug #19535)
[Fix] Quote bbcode parsing adding too much closing tags on special conditions (Bug #20735)
[Change] Added sanity checks to various ACP settings
[Change] Removed minimum form times
[Fix] Custom profile fields with date type should be timezone independend (Bug #15003)
[Fix] Warnings if poll title/options exceed maximum characters per post (Bug #22865)
[Fix] Do not allow selecting non-authorized groups within memberlist by adjusting URL (Bug #22805 - patch provided by ToonArmy)
[Fix] Display "empty password error" within the login box instead of issuing a general error (Bug #22525)
[Fix] Allow & and | in local part of email addresses (Bug #22995)
[Fix] Do not error out if php_uname function disabled / Authenticating on SMTP Server (Bug #22235 - patch by HoL)
[Fix] Correctly obtain to be ignored users within topic/forum notification (Bug #21795 - patch provided by dr.death)
[Fix] Correctly update board statistics for attaching orphaned files to existing posts (Bug #20185)
[Fix] Do not detect the board URL as a link twice in posts (Bug #19215)
[Fix] Set correct error reporting in style.php to avoid blank pages after CSS changes (Bug #23885)
[Fix] If pruning users based on last activity, do not include users never logged in before (Bug #18105)
[Sec] Only allow searching by email address in memberlist for users having the a_user permission (reported by evil<3)
[Sec] Limit private message attachments to be viewable only by the recipient(s)/sender (Report #s23535) - reported by AlleyKat
[Sec] Check for non-empty config.php within style.php (Report #s24575) - reported by bantu
[Fix] Find and display colliding usernames correctly when converting from one database to another (Bug #23925)
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