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phpBB 3.3.0-RC1 released

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:56 pm
by Marc
Greetings everyone,

We are pleased to announce the release of phpBB 3.3.0-RC1 "Bertie's holiday preparations". This is the first release candidate of the upcoming phpBB 3.3.0 feature release and introduces minor changes and new functionality.

Among the biggest changes are the updated third party dependencies like Symfony that result in the minimum supported PHP version increasing to PHP 7.1 while also adding support for PHP 7.3 and 7.4. New features include increased Emoji support, support for the latest Argon2id and Argon2i password hashing, as well as refactoring of the OAuth implementation and small UI adjustments like an updated phpBB logo.

The full changelog is available in the changelog file within the docs folder contained in the release package. You can find the key highlights of this release candidate on the wiki at and a list of all issues fixed on our tracker at

The packages can be downloaded from our Area51 downloads site and our package archive.

The development team thanks everyone who contributed code to this release: rxu, 3D-I, JoshyPHP, mrgoldy, Alfredo Ramos, Matt Friedman, KYPREO, Sage Pointer

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

- The phpBB Team