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  • vBulletin 3.5 Beta 2 Released

    vBulletin 3.5 Beta 2

    If you are currently running 3.5 Beta 1 or are considering upgrading an existing board, please be sure to read the entire announcement.

    The majority of changes that 3.5 Beta 2 brings are simply bug fixes for various issues in Beta 1. However, there are some changes of note:
    • Beta 2 brings a totally rewritten message editor. This new editor has more extensible code, more features and should be quite a bit faster (especially for IE). There are a significant number of mandatory template changes because of this (please see below). More extensive information about the new message editor is available here.
    • The phpinclude_start and phpinclude_end templates have been removed. You should use the global_start and global_end hooks instead.
    • The forum description field is no longer limited to 250 characters. In addition, boards that like to use HTML markup in their forum titles will notice that the forum title within <title> tags will no longer include HTML.
    • To open or close a thread from forum display, you now use a double-click instead of a single-click.
    As this is still a beta release, the same caveats from Beta 1 still apply:
    • Beta software is unsupported. You should install beta versions at your own risk.
    • Known issues exist within this version. You should not install beta software on production sites.
    • You should always back up your database fully before attempting to install beta software.
    • If you choose to install this version, you should be aware that we plan to release new beta versions in rapid succession as bugs are fixed and holes are plugged. Do not install this beta version if you are not willing or able to keep up-to-date with new releases.
    • ImpEx does not support the 3.5 code yet, and will not support it until the release of 3.5.0 (stable).
    Javascript Issues
    As Beta 2 contains some fairly extensive changes to various javascript systems, you may need to warn your users that they should expect to have to empty their caches or do hard-refreshes from time to time to make sure that they have the latest javascript code.

    Installation / Upgrade
    These use the same process as all previous vBulletin 3 releases. Please refer to an earlier release announcement for full instructions.

    Changed Files
    As this is still a beta, full changed file lists will not be provided. However, the following images in images/editor were changed or added:
    • attach.gif
    • color.gif
    • resize_0.gif
    • resize_1.gif
    • spelling.gif
    • switchmode.gif
    To discuss this release please use this thread.
    Last edited by Kier; Sat 18 Jun '05, 8:20am.

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    Modified / Removed / New Templates


    Moved comma inside active members conditional to prevent a trailling comma if active members are disabled.

    Requires revert? No.


    Changed the location of the forum description (disabled by default).

    Requires Revert? No


    Phrased "Cancel Changes"

    Requires revert? No

    All Templates Containing <title>

    In order to work around an XSS bug in Internet Explorer, wherever a page contains <title> tags, the <title> has been moved below the $headinclude section.

    For example:
    HTML Code:
    HTML Code:
    Requires revert? Technically yes, but I suggest you just make the changes manually to any affected templates.


    Include a space between posts when posting via AJAX quick reply to be consistent with the rest of other posts.

    Requires revert? No.


    Changed $vbphrase[post] to $vbphrase[post_user_note]

    Requires revert? No.


    Now includes the number of results and the search time.

    Requires Revert? If you desire this functionality.


    Change $foruminfo[title] to $foruminfo[title_clean] (twice)


    HTML Code:
    HTML Code:

    HTML Code:
    <title>$vboptions[bbtitle] - $vbphrase[announcements_in_forum]: $foruminfo[title]</title>
    HTML Code:
    <title>$vboptions[bbtitle] - $vbphrase[announcements_in_forum]: $foruminfo[title_clean]</title>
    Requires Revert? You should manually make the changes.


    Added a missing phrase for "Thread Type".

    Requires revert? No, unless your board isn't using English.


    Added missing quotes

    Requires Revert? Yes, if you use paypal payments.


    Hardcoded phrase for inline moderation. Now go_x.

    Moved inline moderation popup menu outside the control button to prevent menu positioning errors.

    Requires Revert? Yes


    Fairly fundamental changes to the Quick Reply system. Much of the contents of the old showthread_quickreply template now resides within the SHOWTHREAD template.

    Requires revert? Yes


    In tandem with SHOWTHREAD (see above), fairly wide-ranging changes.

    Requires revert? Yes

    postbit / postbit_legacy

    Support for the new editor - the quick reply buttons now act very differently from before. You could just take the HTML for the quick reply button and apply it to your customized templates.

    Requires revert? Yes

    editor_toolbar_on (New)

    Completely changed in order to support the new editor system.

    Requires revert? Yes

    editor_toolbar_standard (Removed)
    editor_toolbar_wysiwyg (Removed)

    Both removed and replaced with editor_toolbar_on (see above).


    Wide-ranging changes to support the new editor

    Requres revert? Yes

    editor_smilie (New)

    Changes to allow the standard and wysiwyg editor modes to use exactly the same HTML.

    Requires revert? Yes

    editor_smilie_standard (Removed)
    editor_smilie_wysiwyg (Removed)

    Both removed and replaced with editor_smilie (see above)

    editor_smiliemenu_category (Removed)
    editor_smiliemenu_smilie (Removed)

    Both removed, as we now build the smilie menu programatically instead.


    Complete changes in order to support the new editor's attachment popup system

    Requires revert? Yes


    All these have had their onsubmit actions altered to talk to the new editor. If you don't want to fully revert them, you can simply replace the <form> tags with those from the new versions.

    Requires revert? Yes


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