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Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:15 am
I second this. I most certainly wouldn't notice and even if I do notice, I wouldn't care that much. I'm not going to care if there is a difference in spelling between "colour" and "color," or "centre" and "center." I understand both and that this is an international piece of software, rather than an American one, and I'm not one to jump through hoops for such a minor change.
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It's kinda surprising that U.S. english has drifted so far from Mother England,
that it has to be treated as a second language, But I digress...
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Lady_G wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:35 am
Noticed after the update, the American English language pack has not been updated for 3.3.2.
I would ask the question - why are you updating when everything that you need for your board is not available?

A board should not, in my opinion, be updated/upgraded until all files, extensions, styles and language packs are compatible.
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bubbathegimp wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:50 am
It's kinda surprising that U.S. english has drifted so far from Mother England,
that it has to be treated as a second language, But I digress...
It doesn't surprise me at all.
I'm Belgian (Flemish) and a dutch speaker. But there are difference in the way Belgians and Dutch express certain things (vocabulary and sentence construction >>> Paul and I hardly understand each other :mrgreen: unless we use English ).
In the 3.0 days there were 3 Dutch language packs (Dutch formal honorifics, Dutch informal, and Dutch (Flemish).
Actually there were also seperate language packs (Portugese) for Portugal and Brazil, also Spanish (Spain - Latin America).

I'm surprised there isn't a sign language pack yet ;)
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warmweer wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:34 am
It doesn't surprise me at all.
Nor me, there are many distinct English accents and colloquialisms in the UK, many unintelligible by people outside their area. I note Scots, Welsh, Irish, Geordie, Brummie, Cornish, Cockney and the list goes on so ‘US English’ isn’t on its own with it’s diversification path except that in the UK we don’t redo the spelling.
warmweer wrote:
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I'm surprised there isn't a sign language pack yet
Fanakalo (or Fanagalo) would be better.
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david63 wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:34 am
Lady_G wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:35 am
Noticed after the update, the American English language pack has not been updated for 3.3.2.
I would ask the question - why are you updating when everything that you need for your board is not available?

A board should not, in my opinion, be updated/upgraded until all files, extensions, styles and language packs are compatible.
I agree. In this case, I simply did not notice that the language pack was not verified for 3.3.2 until after I had released my update on the production server. It was a mistake on my part.

Using the 3.3.1 to 3.3.2 Code Changes, I have updated the language/en_us/ files. I might also note there is one new file (report_pm_closed.txt).

I don't know what would happen if the file itself is missing (vs. a missing variable), so it's important to match the British English language pack file structure exactly.
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david63 wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:34 am
A board should not, in my opinion, be updated/upgraded until all files, extensions, styles and language packs are compatible.
The challenge here is the release announcement indicates there are security fix(es) involved.
Marc wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:55 pm
This version is a maintenance and security release of the 3.3.x branch which fixes one security issue, introduces further hardening, and resolves various issues reported in previous versions.

Previous versions of phpBB starting with 3.2.0 adjusted the way formatting was removed in the strip BBCode function. If this function was used in extensions it could potentially lead to HTML entities being decoded and encoded unexpectedly and therefore result in reflected XSS. We’d like to thank n0bodysec for responsibly disclosing this to us.
So there is a catch-22, update to maintain security of the software or wait until all the necessary extensions/styles/language packs catch up.

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Look, I did update, but what would have likely happened if I didn't? Do you think I would have encountered problems or something?
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Been putting off the update from phpBB 3.2.8 and PHP 7.2.x for too long. Finally phpBB 3.3.2 and PHP 7.4.11. So all my phpBB 3.3.x observations can finally go from "theoretical XAMPP" to "production site". 😜
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Same here, except I was on 3.2.9 and am still working on the upgrade. And I used to be such a stickler for instantly updating stuff. Must be getting lazier in my old age. My host understandably wants to ditch PHP 7.2 soon, which is a good incentive for me. :D
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Clean upgrade here from full package using the standard procedure (and updating db via command line/putty).

No obvious issues.
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Support question split off
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