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phpBB 3.3.5 Release


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Greetings everyone,

We are pleased to announce the release of phpBB 3.3.5 “Ich bin ein Bertie”. This version is a maintenance release of the 3.3.x branch which introduces a new helper function lang_js() for twig templates and resolves various issues reported in previous versions.

The fixes include, among others, further improvements on PHP 8 compatibility as well as some issues with migrations when upgrading or converting a board to the latest version of phpBB. In addition to that, some issues with the database handling for PostgreSQL, e.g. during backups, were also resolved.
We also introduced a bit of hardening in the form of disallowing specific UTF8 whitespace characters with zero or near zero width in usernames. These characters could cause some usernames to be confused with each other and hence we decided to specifically filter these.

The full list of changes is available in the changelog file within the docs folder contained in the release package. You can find the key highlights of this release below and a list of all issues fixed on our tracker at https://tracker.phpbb.com/issues/?filter=15890

The packages can be downloaded from phpBB downloads page.

The development team thanks everyone who contributed code to this release: 3D-I, rxu, Alec, Patrick Webster, Prosk8er, v12mike, Alfredo Ramos, David Colón, Matt Friedman, MichaIng, William Desportes, Paul, toxyy

If you have any questions or comments, we'll be happy to address them in the discussion topic.

- The phpBB Team

Release highlights

  • Improvements
    • Added lang_js() function to twig as replacement for LA_
  • Changes
    • Removed "structure only" backup
    • Upgraded third party libraries like Symfony & s9e text-formatter to their latest versions
  • Bugfixes
    • Resolved some more issues with PHP 8
    • Various potential migration issues due to dependencies and local settings
    • Upgrade and conversion issues from previous releases
    • Issues with database handling in PostgreSQL, e.g. during backups
    • OAuth account linking not working
  • Hardening
    • Disallow easily overlooked whitespace characters in usernames

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