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vBulletin 5.2.2 Release Candidate 1 is now available.

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We're pleased to announce the release of vBulletin 5.2.2 Release Candidate 1. Altogether over 150 issues have been resolved in vBulletin 5.2.2 Release Candidate 1. This is a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes and enhancements.


Minimum PHP Version: 5.4.0

Minimum MySQL Version: 5.1.5


Recommended PHP Version: 5.6.0 or higher

Recommended MySQL Version: 5.6.0 or higher


Warning: It is recommended that this version of vBulletin should not be deployed on Production Servers at this time. Do so at your own risk.



Email Language

An issue where the email can be sent in the master language (English) or the language of the content creator has been resolved. This will allow you to customize your emails to fit your community within the Phrase Manager of the AdminCP. Users should now receive emails in their selected language or the language set as the site default depending on their personal settings.


ckEditor Update

Significant work has been made to update ckEditor in the system to the latest series. Within this work, it is currently available to iOS devices. We would like to request that people with iOS devices test the ckEditor and rich text formatting so we can determine whether to go forward with this functionality or turn it off for iOS once again.


Editor Autogrow

We use functionality to autogrow the editor as you type. Currently this can cause the editor's toolbar to scroll off the screen. We have made changes to the functionality to keep the toolbar on the screen as much as possible. As you type, the editor will grow to the bottom of the screen and stop. If you scroll down, it will grow until it fills the screen. If you resize the screen, the editor will readjust to fit. If you would like an editor area larger than your screen, you can adjust the size manually but clicking on the triangle in the lower right corner and dragging it.


Button Updates

As part of our ongoing Responsive work, we have refactored the display of buttons throughout the vBulletin system. The CSS has been converted to the BEM style of CSS used elsewhere in vBulletin. In addition to this, backgrounds of the buttons now use CSS Gradients for better control over colors. Button display should be consistent throughout the software now. The primary action button will always display as the right most button and have the appropriated highlighted background. In addition to this buttons are now easier to use on mobile devices where necessary they now appear larger and the same consistency is applied. On small screen devices like phones, the primary action button should be the top button in the display.


Database Cleanup

If you upgraded from an older version of vBulletin, there are a number of tables that are considered deprecated and are no longer used in vBulletin 5 Connect. These tables may contain a considerable amount of data and increase the size of your database storage. In order to streamline this, we are working to remove these unused tables. The tables removed in this version are:

  • post
  • posthash
  • postlog
  • postparsed
  • postrelease
  • thread
  • threadrate
  • threadread
  • threadredirect
  • threadviews
  • skimlinks

Once these tables are deleted, the information will be gone forever. We suggest you make a backup of them if you feel you might need the data in the future for some other application.




You may discuss this release here: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/node/4341659


Current Version Support Schedule:

  • Active Version - 5.2.1
  • Security Patch - 5.2.0
  • Security Patch - 5.1.10
  • No Patch Release - 5.1.9 or earlier.


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