This release contains some important security related bug fixes and thus is a heavily recommended update for all users.
As usual three packages have been released:
- Full version containing the complete phpBB2 package
- Files only containing just those files which have been altered from phpBB 2.0.2 (note that you will need to obtain changed files from 2.0.1 and 2.0.0 if you are not currently running 2.0.2)
- Patch containing a GNU patch compatible patch from phpBB 2.0.2 (additionally patches from 2.0.1 and 2.0.0).
If you have a vanilla (clean, unmodded or only slightly modded) phpBB 2.0.2 you should go for the changed files only (remembering that any Mods that alter the files within that package will need to be remodified).
If you have a heavily modified board or are more comfortable with patching then use the patch release (relevant patches from previous releases are contained within that distribution).
Please remember that if possible you should try and monitor the phpBB2 package at sourceforge. The best method for doing this is to join Sourceforge, navigate to:
And click the small envelope icon. You will then be emailed whenever a new release is made. This is by far and away the best way of ensuring you are up to date with the latest version. It is your responsibility to do this as admins of your forums!