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vBulletin 3.6.9 Released
by vB.Org System
31 Mar 2008 15:40

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We anticipate this to be the final release in the 3.6.x series before it is superceded by vBulletin 3.7.0.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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Please do not use this thread to ask for support!!

Opserty 31 Mar 2008 15:48

Bit of an unexpected release! :D

punchbowl 31 Mar 2008 15:49

day too soon

WFZ 31 Mar 2008 16:08

So do I need to upgrade to this from 3.7.0 RC1?

Attitude5ire 31 Mar 2008 16:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by WFZ (Post 1479134)
So do I need to upgrade to this from 3.7.0 RC1?

3.7 rc1 > 3.6.9

Its for boards running 3.6 series, primarily. What you would be doing would be kinda downgrade

Brian30fl 31 Mar 2008 16:39

hmm od from what im reading correct me if i am wrong but stuff from 3.7.0 rc 1 has been back ported into 3.6.9 did i read right or am incorrect?

rapidphim 31 Mar 2008 16:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by WFZ (Post 1479134)
So do I need to upgrade to this from 3.7.0 RC1?

This should be a downgrade, not upgrade. Lucky that I have not yet upgraded my board.

Brian30fl 31 Mar 2008 17:36

yeah i checked the files in the 3.6.9 it will be a downgrade

Opserty 31 Mar 2008 17:45

One of the reasons why you shouldn't run an unstable release on a live board, this will probably cause headaches for those that have. Though I assume that all the bugs fixed in 3.6.9 would be the same as the ones fixed in 3.7 RC1.

lasto 31 Mar 2008 17:59

im on vb3.6.8 and i wont be doing a full upgrade as it means all the money ive spent on hacks will be wasted.Cant really be bothered doing it all again.

Brian30fl 31 Mar 2008 18:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by Opserty (Post 1479211)
One of the reasons why you shouldn't run an unstable release on a live board, this will probably cause headaches for those that have. Though I assume that all the bugs fixed in 3.6.9 would be the same as the ones fixed in 3.7 RC1.

i have ran 37.x since beta and have barly any issues with rc1 most have been minor

Jase2 31 Mar 2008 18:17

This is not for 3.7 customers. It's just a lot of bug fixes for 3.6.8.

Regards Jason :)

iogames 31 Mar 2008 18:31

April Fool??? :confused:

Sothside40 31 Mar 2008 18:39

its March 31st though...lol

Ohiosweetheart 31 Mar 2008 18:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jase2 (Post 1479245)
This is not for 3.7 customers. It's just a lot of bug fixes for 3.6.8.

Regards Jason :)

Exactly.


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