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  • vBulletin 3.6.9 Released

    vBulletin 3.6.9

    While primary development efforts are concentrated on the forthcoming vBulletin 3.7.0, many of the fixes and improvements that have been made for the new version have also been back-ported into vBulletin 3.6.x. There are now enough of these changes to warrant a 3.6.9 release.

    vBulletin 3.6.9 is (for the time being) our newest 'stable' release version for use on production sites. Any customers running a version of vBulletin 3.6.8 or earlier are advised to upgrade to take advantage of the improved stability of the new version, which includes 159 bug fixes.

    We anticipate this to be the final release in the 3.6.x series before it is superceded by vBulletin 3.7.0.

    Here is a short list of some of the bugs addressed in 3.6.9:Changed files and mandatory template changes are listed below in this thread.

    Upgrading from Previous Versions

    3.6.9 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 3.6.9 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 3.6.9 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

    The PHP group has announced the end of life for PHP 4. We strongly recommend that customers update their servers to PHP 5.2.5 if they are still running PHP 4. vBulletin 3.6.9 supports PHP 5 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 the vBulletin 3 series.

    Download vBulletin 3.6.9

    As usual, vBulletin 3.6.9 is available for all customers with valid, active licenses to download from the vBulletin Members' Area.

    vBulletin Members Area

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    Templates with Mandatory Changes Since 3.6.8

    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 3.6.8). We recommend reverting your customized templates and recustomizing them to guarantee you have all the necessary changes.
    • threadadmin_mergethread
      threadadmin_mergethreads
      • Mandatory Change: The merging of a thread from the Thread Tools dropdown is now handled by the same form that handled merging of threads on inline moderation.


    Templates with Non-Mandatory Changes Since 3.6.8

    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.
    • help_avatars
      Added a conditional around the "showing avatars..." phrase so it's only shown when appropriate (Bug report)
    • im_skype
      Changed $userinfo[skype] to $userinfo[skypeencoded] to fix certain usernames
    • MEMBERINFO
      Updated conditional for "Download vCard" link, to ensure guests don't see it.
    • modifysignature
      Added "Upload" button to make adding a signature picture clearer.
    • navbar
      Added a new variable so the reload link works for users browsing without cookies. Replaced this <a href="$scriptpath"> with this <a href="$reloadurl">. It's not totally necessary to revert for this change, but users browsing without cookies will only get the fixed behavior if the change is made. Everyone else is unaffected.
    • newreply_reviewbit
      Gave the <hr /> a style
    • pm_messagelist
      Cosmetic improvement for RTL styles. (Bug report).
    • postbit_legacy
      Change references to border-left to border-$stylevar[left] and border-right to border-$stylevar[right] for RTL styles.
    • postbit_quickedit
      Added missing </table> tag. (Bug Report).
    • search_forums
      Removed redundant(?) $vbphrase[show_results_as] phrase from inside the <fieldset> (Bug Report)
    • showthread
      usernote
      Altered margins between buttons to be equal at top and bottom of page. (Bug report)
    • showthread_quickreply
      Remove 2 unnecessary separators (shown near the spell check and switch mode buttons).
    • threadadmin_moveposts
      Cosmetic change to assist Safari in correctly rendering the content. (Bug Report)
    • threadbit
      • Made the inline moderation column be alt2 (instead of alt1) when showing the forum link.

      • Add missing sessionid to lastposter link. (Bug Report)

    Last edited by Floris; Wed 2nd Apr '08, 1:52pm. Reason: changed $reloadlink to $reloadurl

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        You may discuss this release here:

        vBulletin 3.6.9 Release Discussion

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