Friendica 2021.09 Release Candidate available

We are pleased to announce that we branched off the 2021.09 release candidate from the current development branch in preparation to the upcoming release. Over the summer scheduled postings were implemented and the admin panels look into the log file got some refurbishment. For a more detailed list of changes, please see pull request 10621.

If you want to help to hunt down rough edges and bugs ahead of the release in June, now is the perfect moment to switch from the stable or development branch to the freshly created 2021.09-rc branch. To do so please run

git fetch
git checkout 2021.09-rc
git pull
bin/composer.phar install --no-dev

in the root directory of your Friendica and the addon directory. The command to update the dependencies (composer) is only necessary in the Friendica root directory.

Thanks for testing the new release! If you find any problems, please report them either at the issue tracker on github or in the support forum.

Please note that the minimal PHP version that Friendica is requiring with this release will be PHP 7.2.

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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