phpBB 3.0.12 released

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phpBB 3.0.12 released

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Greetings community,

We are pleased to announce the release of phpBB "Richard 'D¡cky' Foote" 3.0.12. This version is a maintenance release fixing various bugs but not adding any new features. We have updated the list of bots/spiders, further improved compatibility with recent PHP versions, and support MySQL fulltext search on InnoDB for those MySQL versions which provide it. The custom BBCode token LOCAL_URL has been modified to operate closer to its description. If you have any custom BBCodes using the token you should test if the custom BBCode still functions correctly or if you need to replace the token with the new RELATIVE_URL token. Moderators are no longer exempt from post approval, instead the permission "Can post without approval" is applied as it is for all other users. We now reject very long password inputs immediately to save on resources during password checks.

We urge you to update your installation as soon as possible. Our support team will only support phpBB 3.0.12, updates to phpBB 3.0.12 and conversions to phpBB 3.0.12. Submissions to our trackers for older versions will not be accepted, please make sure you update before you submit a bug report.

If you use a language pack other than the default "English [GB]", you should check our downloads section, an update may already be available.

We would also like to say a special thank you to everyone outside the development team who has contributed a patch to this release:
Marc Alexander, Patrick Webster, Fyorl, erangamapa, Senky, Igor Wiedler, Vjacheslav Trushkin, Andy Chase, Gaëtan Muller, Callum Macrae, Carlo, Matt Friedman, Vinny, Adonais Romero González, Bruno Ais, Crizz0, David Tobin, Jordan Rogers, Joseph Warner, Martin Beckmann, Matthew Fonda, MichaelC, Oyabun1, Sajaki, Victor Nagy, gamerchan, hjpotter92, riadhchtara, westr. You can find a full list of contributors on GitHub:

For a complete list of changes with attributed ticket numbers, please consult our comprehensive changelog.

Installation instructions

A short explanation of how to do a conversion, installation or update is included within the provided INSTALL.html file, please be sure to read it. You can find a list of requirements on our Downloads page.


If you find any security issues please report them to our security tracker.

Available packages

If you experience problems with the automatic update (white screens, timeouts, etc.) we recommend using the "changed files only" or "patch" method for updating.
  • Full Package:
    Full phpBB 3 source code and english language files.
  • Automatic Update Package:
    Update package for the automatic updater, contains changes from previous release to this release.
  • Changed Files Only:
    Complete files, but only those that were changed since previous releases of phpBB 3. This archive contains changed files for every previous release.
  • Patch Files:
    This file contains diffs against the previous phpBB 3 release, which can be applied with the patch utility.
Select the package most suitable for you. We recommend the following methods depending on your situation:
  • For new installations you should use the Full Package
  • For updates of boards without modifications you can use the Automatic Update Package (guided update) or the Changed Files Only package (manual update).
  • For updates of boards with modifications you should use the Automatic Update Package. If you are confident with patch files and patching you can use the Patch Files Package.
  • International Support Teams may use the Patch Package in conjunction with the Code Changes to better support users with problematic conflicts during their update process or to help them update code sections.
  • If you are a hoster/provider, you may want to use the Patch Files Package to update all of your client installations.
Please ensure you read the INSTALL and README documents in docs/ before proceeding with installation, updates or conversions!

Download Locations

The download is of course available on our downloads page.
Our release archive provides all packages we build. If you do not find your desired package you can probably find it in the release archive.

These are the files with their md5 sums: (Full Package)
md5sum: e86ffc334ea53d934c0c1c0588429803
phpBB-3.0.12.tar.bz2 (Full Package)
md5sum: b841460cd4247e240e1b80d989e5fe4f (Patch Files)
md5sum: 7bd14b89716e148d5174db279e9b8a3c
phpBB-3.0.12-patch.tar.bz2 (Patch Files)
md5sum: 13cb5dacebd5e151140b7a72184405ed (Changed Files)
md5sum: 8841d9d007bd7fd1549def08150f089f
phpBB-3.0.12-files.tar.bz2 (Changed Files)
md5sum: 393b3bb229e54da180e9adc8960c7b74 (Automatic Update Package from 3.0.11)
md5sum: 2643ca75fcf365f27dc64f96aa8549bb
phpBB-3.0.11_to_3.0.12.tar.bz2 (Automatic Update Package from 3.0.11)
md5sum: 0d949e4de5c2161ac12d7dd99ad43f30 (Language and Style Code Changes)
md5sum: 56cbd3a3f1084814e2147fd24695f001
phpBB-3.0.11_to_3.0.12-codechanges.tar.bz2 (Language and Style Code Changes)
md5sum: 56a73d07cdd1c746908ab9d3e35f9462

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Re: phpBB 3.0.12 released

Post by naderman »

Release Highlights

Notable Changes / Bug Fixes
  • The custom BBCode token LOCAL_URL now prefixes the URL with the board's domain/path to ensure its behaviour is as described. The custom BBCode token RELATIVE_URL has been added which behaves as the former LOCAL_URL but with a correct explanation of what it matches. See PHPBB3-8319.
  • The moderator permission "Can approve posts" no longer implies the forum permission "Can post without approval". Moderators have to go through post approval like any other user. See PHPBB3-10880.
  • On MySQL InnoDB a Fulltext Search Index can now be created if the MySQL version is 5.6.4 or higher. See PHPBB3-11583.
  • Very long passwords (longer than 4096 characters/bytes) are now rejected by the password hashing function in order to save resources. See PHPBB3-11873.
  • By default it is no longer possible to send private messages to Bots, unless the "Allow users to send you private messages" preference setting is explicitly set to "Yes". Existing bots are updated to no longer receive PMs. See PHPBB3-10184.
  • The Bot/Spider list has been updated. See PHPBB3-10897.
  • Improved compatibility with recent PHP versions. See PHPBB3-11301 and PHPBB3-11361.
Please discuss this announcement in the phpBB 3.0.12 release discussion topic.
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