Friendica release candidate 2019.06-rc available

Today we have branched off the release candidate (RC) for the upcoming 2019.06 release of Friendica. Since end of March, we fixed some bugs and added some interesting new features. These include:

  • Two factor authorisation (Google authenticator compatible) was added to the login process for user accounts.
  • Handling of re-shares was improved and the number of re-shares of a posting is now displayed.
  • The look of the error pages was improved.

Important

Please note that with this version Friendica will not be running anymore with PHP 5.6. Minimal required version of PHP is now 7.0.

How to help testing the release candidate?

Please pull the current sources for the core of Friendica and the addons from github. You should see a notification about a new branch called 2019.06-rc during the pull. in both repositories. You just need to checkout this branch with a

git checkout 2019.06-rc

and remember to follow the usual steps after updating using git. Please report any issues you encounter using either the issue tracker at github or the Friendica support or admin forums.

We have changed the internal mechanism how requests are routed to the endpoints in the code to be processed. If you find any action, that is missing a response, please notify us about this potential missing route.

Should the DB update process get stuck

If you encounter this, please initiate the DB update manually from the command line by running the script

./bin/console dbstructure update

from the base of your Friendica installation. If the output contains any error message, please let us know using the channels mentioned above.


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