Friendica 2019.09-rc Release Candidate available for testing

Today we have branched off the release candidate (RC) for the upcoming 2019.09 release of Friendica. Since early June, we fixed some bugs and added some interesting new features. These include:

  • improvements to the use of two factor authorisation. If you are using 2FA and apps, you need to re-set the passwords for those apps.
  • admins can now block servers based on URL patterns

and many bug fixes along the way.

Important

Please note that 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 2019.09-rc during the pull. in both repositories. You just need to checkout this branch with a

git checkout 2019.09-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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