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vBulletin 3.0.0 Release Candidate 3 Released

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  • vBulletin 3.0.0 Release Candidate 3 Released

    vBulletin 3.0.0 Release Candidate 3

    As I stated in my RC3 status update late last week, we feel that a sufficient number of bugs have been squashed since the release of RC2, and the time has come to put out RC3.

    We are now drawing close to the time when thoughts will turn to the final, Gold version of vBulletin 3, so the time to go hunting for (and to report) bugs is now if you want problems you encounter to be fixed in time for the final version. Any problems you encounter that you believe to be a software error can be reported using the vBulletin Bug Tracker.

    Bugs Fixed

    Here is a list of some of the bugs fixed between RC2 and RC3:
    • PHP 5 cleanup when using array_merge (Link)
    • WebTV problem when posting (Link)
    • Mac IE rendering problem resolved (Link)
    • Redirect error when editing a poll (Link)
    • Position doesn't change when the drop down menus are turned off (Link)
    • Could see titles of threads in passworded forums on Who's Online (Link)
    • Avatar category permissions not working properly for secondary usergroups (Link)
    • Incorrect headers sent for images under PHP-CGI (Link)
    • Guests now see 'Active Topics' rather than 'New Posts' (Link)
    • Users unable to delete attachments from their UserCP (Link)
    • Various language issues
    Click here to view the full list

    Changed Templates

    To get a list of templates that you have customized and that have changed between RC2 and RC3, use the Find Updated Templates tool, located in the Styles & Templates section of your vBulletin Admin CP.

    Installation / Upgrade Instructions

    To install vBulletin 3, or to upgrade from a previous version of vBulletin, download the zip file from the members' area, unzip the contents and upload the contents of the 'upload' folder to the forums directory on your web server, overwriting all existing files.

    Open the 'includes/' file in a text editor and alter the contents to match the settings for your own web server. Finally rename this file as 'config.php'.

    Next follow the appropriate instructions below (replacing the text in red with the address of your own forums):

    Installing a fresh version

    Using your browser, navigate to and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Upgrading from a previous version

    We strongly recommend that you back up your database by following the instructions in step one, here. Then, using your browser, navigate to and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • #2
    You can discuss this release here:


    • #3
      Here is an updated queries.php to resolve bug 1956:
      Attached Files


      • #4
        As of 18:20 GMT, Jan 21 2004 the members' area package contains this updated file.


        • #5
          If you use a lower resolution and are bothered by the screen scrolling that occurs when you edit users, there is a new option in the Admin section of the vB Settings that will resolve this for you.


          • #6
            Please remember that vBulletin 3 is not the current 'stable', supported release.

            Installing vBulletin 3 on your site is done at your own risk, and while we will do our best to help you with any problems you might come up against, you should not install vBulletin 3 at this stage if you are not an experienced and competent vBulletin administrator.

            If you install vBulletin 3 and have major problems, our support staff are likely to ask you to install vBulletin 2 instead and to only upgrade to vBulletin 3 when the final release is made.


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