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Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby pe7er » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:22 pm

Here you can discuss about the release of Joomla 3.8.6

See Announcement: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=960107
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby sozzled » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:50 pm

It looks like I'm the first person to comment on the release of J! 3.8.6. I've updated my first [test] site to this version and I can't find any obvious problems with it. Thanks to all the people who worked on the update. Cheers 8)
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby AMurray » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:04 pm

I upgraded to 3.8.6 without any problem with the update process but swapping my PHP version through cPanel (SiteGround hosting) to 7.2.3, gives me an unstyled back-end (using Isis template).

Returning to an earlier PHP version 7.1.15, it works properly.

In the update change log is says "7.2 compatibility issues fixed" but don't know if that fix has anything to do with this issue.

The front-end displays normally under PHP 7.2.3.

(I will post a detailed issue on Github / Issue Tracker if necessary).
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby sozzled » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:55 am

UPDATE: Among the few hundred other things I managed to do today, I've successfully updated nine Joomla websites to J! 3.8.6 and not one problem (apart from an outstanding issue with news feeds that I haven't found the cause).
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby ThePiston » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:05 pm

I was having the sessions issue with 3.8.5. What's the fix with 3.8.6? I see 2 tracker links, but no official word on how to deal with this problem? Is there a new garbage collection plugin I have to use? Implement a cron? Use PHP handling of sessions? thanks

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby sozzled » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:53 pm

ThePiston: did you read the announcement? The announcement lists the PRs that were implemented. One of these bug fixes on GitHub addresses the specific matter you've So, yes, there is an "official" position.

See also viewtopic.php?f=706&t=959724&p=3517073#p3517073
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby Arriba » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:26 am

Hello,

is it right that the fixed security vulnerability could only be abused by people that have permissions to log in in the backend?

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby HelpJ » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:50 am

Some 30 sites updated from 3.8.4 and 3.8.5 and no problem so far.
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby ThePiston » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:29 pm

sozzled wrote:ThePiston: did you read the announcement? The announcement lists the PRs that were implemented. One of these bug fixes on GitHub addresses the specific matter you've So, yes, there is an "official" position.

See also viewtopic.php?f=706&t=959724&p=3517073#p3517073
Thanks, I did read both but I never came across what looked like a fix. Should I just install 3.8.6 and then turn on PHP session handling?

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby sozzled » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:31 pm

@ThePiston: what do you think you should do? ???
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby JAVesey » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:40 pm

Bit late to the show due to a dead 'puter earlier in the week :-\

Updates went without a glitch; thank you all.
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby ThePiston » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:56 pm

sozzled wrote:@ThePiston: what do you think you should do? ???
I upgraded to 3.8.6, switched to PHP session handling, and cleared my sessions. I just read so much about a PHP setting, a new plugin, or a cron that I wasn't sure if I had to follow up with one of those as well. thanks

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby Jaydot » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:03 am

Even later to the show, but I just updated 11 sites (6 different hosting providers) without any problems.
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby JohnGamer » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:09 pm

Thanks for this update!

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby ribo » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:54 pm

AMurray wrote:I upgraded to 3.8.6 without any problem with the update process but swapping my PHP version through cPanel (SiteGround hosting) to 7.2.3, gives me an unstyled back-end (using Isis template).

Returning to an earlier PHP version 7.1.15, it works properly.

In the update change log is says "7.2 compatibility issues fixed" but don't know if that fix has anything to do with this issue.

The front-end displays normally under PHP 7.2.3.

(I will post a detailed issue on Github / Issue Tracker if necessary).

I was very cyrious with your post so i switched a joomla website to php 7.2.3 from my server and i did nt saw such an issue. Please check what php extensions are missing in your 7.2 that you have in your 7.1
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby yellowdog » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:32 am

Installed 3.8.6 on around 50 sites without any issues, which is nice. :)
I still have an outstanding issue that was introduced into 3.8.5 which can be found here [url][https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/issues/19750]
Quy said it would be fixed in 3.8.6 but I didn't see it in the changelog and indeed when I rolled out the update to a site with a lot of users when the User Status Administrator module is enabled the backed goes very slow.

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby yellowdog » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:17 am

yellowdog wrote:Installed 3.8.6 on around 50 sites without any issues, which is nice. :)
I still have an outstanding issue that was introduced into 3.8.5 which can be found here [url][https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/issues/19750]
Quy said it would be fixed in 3.8.6 but I didn't see it in the changelog and indeed when I rolled out the update to a site with a lot of users when the User Status Administrator module is enabled the backed goes very slow.


On advice received from Brian Teeman on Github I cleaned out the sessions table and then reenabled the plugin and everything seems as speedy as usual.

So I'm hoping that it is going to be ok now.

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby ThePiston » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:46 pm

yellowdog wrote:
yellowdog wrote:On advice received from Brian Teeman on Github I cleaned out the sessions table and then reenabled the plugin and everything seems as speedy as usual.

So I'm hoping that it is going to be ok now.
what plugin is that?

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.8.6

Postby yellowdog » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:01 pm

Sorry I meant module, as I said in my first post it is the User Status Administrator module


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