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  • vBulletin 3.6.8 Released

    vBulletin 3.6.8

    vBulletin 3.6.8 is a maintenance release to improve the stability of vBulletin as well as providing required compatibility for the vBulletin Blog addon. The Blog therefore will require 3.6.8 as a minimum to function.

    Changed files and mandatory template changes are listed below.

    We have also fixed various bugs since vBulletin 3.6.7 was released, these fixes include:

    Upgrading from Previous Versions

    3.6.8 is a maintenance release and we recommend that all customers upgrade to benefit from many bug fixes and stability improvements.

    No patch or plugin is available to bring previous versions up to 3.6.8 without a full upgrade, as the various changes to implement all the bug fixes represent a large number of changes. To get the fixes from 3.6.8 onto your own board, you must perform a full upgrade.

    Full instructions for upgrading vBulletin are available here.

    PHP and MySQL Requirements

    Please note that vBulletin 3.6.x requires at least PHP 4.3.3 and MySQL 4.0.16 or later.

    End of Life for PHP 4 announced

    The PHP group recently announced that support for PHP 4 will end on December 31st, this means there will be no security updates or bug fixes for PHP 4 after this point. We seriously recommend that you consider upgrading to the latest version of PHP (5.2.3) and MySQL (5.0.45). vBulletin 3.6.8 supports both of these without any problems, though you may need to disable strict mode for MySQL, see here on how to enable 'force_sql_mode'.

    Note: We will continue to support PHP 4 in our currently released versions.

    Download vBulletin 3.6.8

    As usual, vBulletin 3.6.8 is available for all customers with valid, active licenses to download from the vBulletin Members' Area.

    vBulletin Members Area
    Scott MacVicar

    My Blog | Twitter

  • #2
    Templates Changed Since 3.6.7

    Templates with Mandatory Changes Since 3.6.7

    A mandatory change indicates that functionality will be explicitly broken if you do not apply this template change. This could be as small as a broken image or as significant as data loss. Always make sure these changes are applied as soon as possible.

    Remember, you only need to manually apply changes to templates that you have explicitly customized. Use the "Find Updated Templates" option and cross reference with this list (if you are upgrading from 3.6.7). We recommend reverting your customized templates and recustomizing them to guarantee you have all the necessary changes.
    • SHOWTHREAD
      • Mandatory Change: Changes to allow a more flexible text editor size. (Quick reply will be very small if you don't do this.)
      • Added padding around the Quick Reply options. See bug #22840.




    Templates with Non-Mandatory Changes Since 3.6.7

    Your vBulletin installation will not be broken if you don't apply these changes, but small bugs may be fixed and new functionality may be available by applying these changes. We recommend you apply these changes in the same way that you apply mandatory changes.
    • announcement_edit
      Minor cosmetic changes to allow a more flexible text editor size.

    • calendar_edit
      Minor cosmetic changes to allow a more flexible text editor size.

    • contactus
      Changed error message cell to be alt1 instead of alt2 for consistency.

    • editor_toolbar_off
      Minor cosmetic changes to allow a more flexible text editor size.

    • editor_toolbar_on
      • Minor cosmetic changes to allow a more flexible text editor size. (Smilies might overflow if you don't do this, though.)
      • Changed image alt tag values for indent/outdent in RTL languages. See bug #22513.


    • editpost
      Minor cosmetic changes to allow a more flexible text editor size.

    • FORUMDISPLAY
      Wrapped the lock icon key in a conditional to only display if necessary. See bug.

    • FORUMHOME
      Wrapped the lock icon key in a conditional to only display if necessary. See bug.

    • forumhome_forumbit_level1_nopost
      Added a conditional around the collapse icon so that it isn't shown when it isn't useable. See bug #22526.

    • MEMBERINFO
      Added CSS to remove the extra padding from the custom profile fields and member groups sections. See this bug.

    • moderation_threads
      Moved the inline moderation quick links <div> to the end of the page to fix quirks in IE6. See bug #22692.

    • modifyoptions
      Added template hooks.

    • modifysignature
      • Changed the signature permission matrix display to handle this issue.
      • Minor cosmetic changes to allow a more flexible text editor size.


    • navbar
      Removed redundant <div> tag (details).

    • newreply
      Minor cosmetic changes to allow a more flexible text editor size.

    • newreply_reviewbit
      Added the post's title.

    • newthread
      Minor cosmetic changes to allow a more flexible text editor size.

    • pm_newpm
      Minor cosmetic changes to allow a more flexible text editor size.

    • postbit
      Added a new $template_hook directly after the user's post count. The current hook at this location is still in place but this new hook allows text to be placed before the reputation icons.

    • postbit_deleted
      Changed the cellspacing to $stylevar[cellspacing] for a more consistent look.

    • postbit_legacy
      Added a new $template_hook directly after the user's post count. The current hook at this location is still in place but this new hook allows text to be placed before the reputation icons.

    • postbit_quickedit
      Added an ID to the delete reason field to correct the behavior when pressing enter. (See this bug)

    • showthread_quickreply
      Minor cosmetic changes to allow a more flexible text editor size.

    • threadadmin_mergeposts
      Minor cosmetic changes to allow a more flexible text editor size.

    • sendtofriend
      Added missing </td></tr> for valid XHTML. See bug #22059.

    • subscribe_showfolders
      Access key for reset button incorrect. See this bug report.

    • threadbit_announcement
      Added conditional around user title to prevent empty () being shown if no user title exists. See bug #22024.

    • USERCP
      • Removed link from "New Subscribed Threads" because that's not actually where it took you to.
      • Updated Subscribed Threads table to take into account the size of the columns if post icons are disabled.


    • userfield_optional_input
      Removed the style="width:90%" part of this template.

    • userfield_select
      Removed the style="width:90%" part of this template.

    • userfield_select_multiple
      Removed the style="width:90%" part of this template.

    • userfield_textarea
      Removed the style="width:90%" part of this template.

    • userfield_textbox
      Removed the style="width:90%" part of this template.

    • userinfraction
      Minor cosmetic changes to allow a more flexible text editor size.

    • usernote_note
      Minor cosmetic changes to allow a more flexible text editor size.
    Scott MacVicar

    My Blog | Twitter

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    • #3
      Files Changed Since 3.6.7
      • /
        • calendar.php
        • editpost.php
        • external.php
        • infraction.php
        • inlinemod.php
        • member.php
        • memberlist.php
        • newattachment.php
        • newreply.php
        • newthread.php
        • postings.php
        • private.php
        • profile.php
        • register.php
        • report.php
        • showthread.php
        • usercp.php
        • usernote.php
      • admincp/
        • announcement.php
        • attachment.php
        • css.php
        • diagnostic.php
        • faq.php
        • forum.php
        • help.php
        • misc.php
        • modlog.php
        • options.php
        • phrase.php
        • plugin.php
        • template.php
        • usertools.php
      • clientscript/
        • ieprompt.html
        • vbulletin_ajax_threadrate.js
        • vbulletin_ajax_userlist.js
        • vbulletin_date_picker.js
        • vbulletin_global.js
        • vbulletin_inlinemod.js
        • vbulletin_menu.js
        • vbulletin_quick_edit.js
        • vbulletin_settings_validate.js
        • vbulletin_textedit.js
      • cpstyles/
        • vBulletin_2_Default/controlpanel.css
        • vBulletin_3_Default/controlpanel.css
        • vBulletin_3_Frontend/controlpanel.css
        • vBulletin_3_Manual/controlpanel.css
        • vBulletin_3_Screengrab/controlpanel.css
        • vBulletin_3_Silver/controlpanel.css
      • includes/
        • adminfunctions.php
        • adminfunctions_language.php
        • adminfunctions_options.php
        • adminfunctions_plugin.php
        • adminfunctions_user.php
        • class_bbcode.php
        • class_bbcode_alt.php
        • class_core.php
        • class_datastore.php
        • class_dm_attachment.php
        • class_dm_forum.php
        • class_dm_infraction.php
        • class_dm_pm.php
        • class_dm_threadpost.php
        • class_dm_user.php
        • class_dm_userpic.php
        • class_image.php
        • class_mail.php
        • class_postbit.php
        • class_sigparser_char.php
        • functions.php
        • functions_bigthree.php
        • functions_faq.php
        • functions_forumlist.php
        • functions_newpost.php
        • functions_online.php
        • functions_search.php
        • functions_user.php
        • functions_wysiwyg.php
        • init.php
        • vbulletin_credits.php
        • version_vbulletin.php
        • cron/promotion.php
        • cron/rssposter.php
        • xml/hooks_vbulletin.xml
      • install/ - all files changed
      • modcp/
        • clear.gif - new
        • global.php
      Scott MacVicar

      My Blog | Twitter

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      • #4
        If you would like to discuss this release, please use the following thread:

        vBulletin 3.6.8 Release Discussion
        Scott MacVicar

        My Blog | Twitter

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        • #5
          3.6.8 Package Update

          Unfortunately, as of this post, the 3.6.8 package in the members' area has been updated to provide fixes for several 3.6.8 specific issues. See below for a list of issues addressed.

          The following files were updated:
          • admincp/modlog.php
          • includes/functions.php
          • install/vbulletin-style.xml


          Simply re-download the package and manually upload those 3 files over top of the existing ones. You should then re-import the master style to gain the fixes to 2 affected templates. To do this, log in to your admin control panel, go to Styles & Templates -> Download / Upload Styles -> Import Style XML File -> "Import".

          Alternatively, you can manually apply the fixes for each issue by viewing the appropriate bug report:

          We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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