A Release Candidate for phpList 3.3.7 is available for testing
This release includes a new Automatic Updater module that provides an alternative way of upgrading phpList from a Web browser. Eight fixes to other functionality is included, and one new feature for plugin developers.
This is probably the most requested phpList feature of all time. It can be accessed via a new entry in the main menu.
The variety of servers, control panels, permissions, and software versions used with phpList means that your feedback is required on how the updater performs with your system.
How to test
To test the Automatic Updater follow the usual update procedure and click the new "Update" menu item. A new update will be available: this is a dummy update with an identical codebase and different version number, provided solely to make it easy for you to test upgrading.
The Automatic Updater can Upgrade from this Release Candidate to the final version of phpList 3.3.7, due next week, providing an additional upgrade opportunity. If additional RC versions are released, you can use the Automatic Updater to upgrade to those too.
Please test extensively in order to be able and identify as many potential fixes and improvements as possible for phpList 3.3.8, due in January.
The Database upgrade mechanism is unaffected by the new Automatic Updater and continues to work separately as in the previous versions. Your config file (in
lists/config/config.php) won’t be overwritten; nevertheless: please backup your data to a safe location.
For more information on how the updater works please see the documentation in the updater repository, including a full list of features.
Thank you to @duncanc who has eight pull requests included in this release, including:
Support for importing subscriber attributes (import2.php) which include field separator characters, such as tab or comma, when the values are stored within quotes
Fix for URLs which are stored incorrectly (truncated) with click tracking enabled
Move the options provided by plugins on the ‘Edit subscribe page’ page to the end of the form
Check the roadmap for the full list of changes.
Download the Release Candidate here
• Upgrade from older releases following the usual upgrade process
• Use your phpList as normal, and report any new problems you find
Report any issues you find to the phpList Bugtracker, selecting “3.3.7-RC1” as the Product Version
Use the usual bug fixing process if you know how to fix it.