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phpMyAdmin's Google Summer of Code 2018 projects

2018-04-23

The phpMyAdmin project is please to announce the students and projects that have been selected for participation in Google Summer of Code 2018.

This year the final selections were exceptionally difficult; we received applications from many students that were worthy of being selected. We wish the best to the students who were not selected and hope they'll continue to stay involved and apply again next year.

The students and projects are:

  • Lakshya Arora, working on general improvements and project enhancements
  • Piyush Vijay, modernizing the JavaScript used throughout the project
  • Saksham Gupta, improving themes through an automated theme generating tool
  • Leonardo Strozzi, improving the use of the Twig templating engine

Google Summer of Code is sponsored by Google and allows college students the opportunity to get paid for work on real-world projects during the summer. The phpMyAdmin project has participated for many years and many new features and enhancements have been incorporated thanks to the work of these students. For more information on GSoC, see their website https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/.

Security fix: phpMyAdmin 4.8.0.1 is released

2018-04-19

Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.8.0.1, which fixes a security flaw found in phpMyAdmin.

This version fixes a security flaw found in version 4.8.0 where an attacker can manipulate a user in to following a specially-crafted link, allowing the attacker to execute arbitrary SQL commands on the server. For more information, please see https://www.phpmyadmin.net/security/PMASA-2018-2/

We recommend that all users upgrade.

Downloads are available at https://www.phpmyadmin.net/downloads/

The phpMyAdmin Team

phpMyAdmin 4.8.0 is released

2018-04-07

Welcome to phpMyAdmin version 4.8.0. We are excited to bring you this updated version with many new features and bug fixes. There are no changes to system requirements.

A complete list of new features and bugs that have been fixed is available in the ChangeLog file or changelog.php included with this release.

Major changes include security enhancements such as removing the PHP eval() function and authentication logging, a mobile interface to improve the interface when used with tablets or mobile phones, and two-factor authentication options.

A few highlights of the changes include:

  • Allow the removal of individual segments from pie charts
  • Improved database search to allow matching the exact phrase
  • phpMyAdmin no longer requires using the PHP eval() function
  • The mbstring dependency is now optional
  • Authentication logging using $cfg['AuthLog'] https://docs.phpmyadmin.net/en/latest/config.html#cfg_AuthLog
  • Add support for Google's Invisible Captcha
  • Improved handling of reCAPTCHA
  • Fixes to the JavaScript editor for TIME values
  • Improved the editor for the JSON data type
  • Add "Format" button to the edit view form
  • Implement mobile interface
  • There are now configuration directives to set defaults for Transformation options https://docs.phpmyadmin.net/en/latest/config.html#default-options-for-transformations
  • Allow Designer to show tables from other databases
  • Add support for authentication using U2F and 2FA
  • Designer: fix broken "Add tables from other database"
  • Fix double escaping of ENUM dropdown
  • Restore SQL query after session expires
  • Query builder: Fix for new column not being added
  • Fix for blank login page
  • Changes to the handling of arg_separator for AJAX requests; see issue #13940
  • Structure tab: fix silent failure to create new indexes
  • Fix improperly escaped HTML code on the database structure page
  • Fix JavaScript errors when using Internet Explorer (in particular when editing rows)
  • Fix for broken error report
  • Fix failed import
  • Fix for "Cannot read property sql_query of undefined" errors

Much of this work is thanks to the hard work of our Google Summer of Code 2017 students.

Additionally, there have been continuous improvements to many of the translations. If you don't see your language or find a problem, you can contribute too; see https://www.phpmyadmin.net/translate/ for details.

As always, downloads are available at https://www.phpmyadmin.net

Thanks to our sponsors for helping to make this work possible!

The phpMyAdmin Team

phpMyAdmin 4.8.0-rc1 is released

2018-03-27

Welcome to the release candidate version of the upcoming 4.8.0 release. This is likely to be the final testing release before 4.8.0 is officially released.

This is a pre-release version, so please check any bugs against the issue tracker and report new ones at https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/issues/.

A complete list of new features and bugs that have been fixed is available in the ChangeLog file or changelog.php included with this release.

Notable changes since 4.8.0-alpha1:

  • Designer: fix broken "Add tables from other database"
  • Fix double escaping of ENUM dropdown
  • Restore SQL query after session expires
  • Query builder: Fix for new column not being added
  • Fix for blank login page
  • Changes to the handling of arg_separator for AJAX requests; see issue #13940
  • Structure tab: fix silent failure to create new indexes
  • Fix improperly escaped HTML code on the database structure page
  • Fix JavaScript errors when using Internet Explorer (in particular when editing rows)
  • Fix for broken error report
  • Fix failed import
  • Fix for "Cannot read property sql_query of undefined" errors

The remaining notes are for changes from the 4.7.x branch to 4.8.0 and also applied to 4.8.0-alpha1.

Major changes include security enhancements such as removing the PHP eval() function and authentication logging, a mobile interface to improve the interface when used with tablets or mobile phones, and two-factor authentication options.

A few highlights of the changes include:

  • Allow the removal of individual segments from pie charts
  • Improved database search to allow matching the exact phrase
  • phpMyAdmin no longer requires using the PHP eval() function
  • The mbstring dependency is now optional
  • Authentication logging using $cfg['AuthLog'] https://docs.phpmyadmin.net/en/latest/config.html#cfg_AuthLog
  • Add support for Google's Invisible Captcha
  • Improved handling of reCAPTCHA
  • Fixes to the JavaScript editor for TIME values
  • Improved the editor for the JSON data type
  • Add "Format" button to the edit view form
  • Implement mobile interface
  • There are now configuration directives to set defaults for Transformation options https://docs.phpmyadmin.net/en/latest/config.html#default-options-for-transformations
  • Allow Designer to show tables from other databases
  • Add support for authentication using U2F and 2FA

Much of this work is thanks to the hard work of our Google Summer of Code 2017 students. We're participating again, see https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/wiki/GSoC_home.

Additionally, there have been continuous improvements to many of the translations. If you don't see your language or find a problem, you can contribute too; see https://www.phpmyadmin.net/translate/ for details.

As always, downloads are available at https://www.phpmyadmin.net

Thanks to our sponsors for helping to make this work possible!

The phpMyAdmin Team

phpMyAdmin 4.7.9 is released

2018-03-05

Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.7.9, a routine maintenance release containing bug fixes.

A complete list of new features and bugs that have been fixed is available in the ChangeLog file or changelog.php included with this release.

Notable changes since 4.7.8:

  • Fixed double escaping in enum dropdowns
  • Fixed broken sorting
  • Fixed "Not an integer" error when browsing a table
  • Fixed an error saying a form has over 1000 fields and suggesting changes to PHP's max_input_vars configuration directive

As always, downloads are available at https://www.phpmyadmin.net

Thanks to our sponsors for helping to make this work possible!

The phpMyAdmin Team

We are participating in GSoC 2018

2018-03-01

The phpMyAdmin project is excited to have been selected by Google as a participating organization for Google Summer of Code 2018.

You can learn more about Google Summer of Code, check out our ideas list or GSoC landing page, and connect with us on the developer mailing list or via Gitter.

Interested students can introduce themselves on the mailing list, begin making small contributions as pull requests, and become familiar with the ideas list.

Google Summer of Code is an initiative sponsored by Google that gives college students real-world experience and a stipend for working with Open Source projects through the summer.

phpMyAdmin 4.8.0-alpha1 is released

2018-02-28

Welcome to the first testing release of the next minor version of phpMyAdmin, version 4.8.0-alpha1.

This is a pre-release version, so please check any bugs against the issue tracker and report new ones at https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/issues/.

A complete list of new features and bugs that have been fixed is available in the ChangeLog file or changelog.php included with this release.

Major changes include security enhancements such as removing the PHP eval() function and authentication logging, a mobile interface to improve the interface when used with tablets or mobile phones, and two-factor authentication options.

A few highlights of the changes include:

  • Allow the removal of individual segments from pie charts
  • Improved database search to allow matching the exact phrase
  • phpMyAdmin no longer requires using the PHP eval() function
  • The mbstring dependency is now optional
  • Authentication logging using $cfg['AuthLog'] https://docs.phpmyadmin.net/en/latest/config.html#cfg_AuthLog
  • Add support for Google's Invisible Captcha
  • Imrpoved handling of reCAPTCHA
  • Fixes to the JavaScript editor for TIME values
  • Improved the editor for the JSON data type
  • Add "Format" button to the edit view form
  • Implement mobile interface
  • There are now configuration directives to set defaults for Transformation options https://docs.phpmyadmin.net/en/latest/config.html#default-options-for-transformations
  • Allow Designer to show tables from other databases
  • Add support for authentication using U2F and 2FA

Much of this work is thanks to the hard work of our Google Summer of Code 2017 students. We're participating again, see https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/wiki/GSoC_home.

Additionally, there have been continuous improvements to many of the translations. If you don't see your language or find a problem, you can contribute too; see https://www.phpmyadmin.net/translate/ for details.

As always, downloads are available at https://www.phpmyadmin.net

Thanks to our sponsors for helping to make this work possible!

The phpMyAdmin Team

Security fix: phpMyAdmin 4.7.8 is released

2018-02-20

Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.7.8, a security releaes also containing regular maintenance bug fixes.

The security fix relates to a self-XSS vulnerability in the central columns feature that is reported as PMASA-2018-1 https://www.phpmyadmin.net/security/PMASA-2018-1/. Thanks to Mayur Udiniya https://www.linkedin.com/in/mayur-udiniya-09247b129/ for finding and responsibly disclosing this flaw.

We recommend all users upgrade to resolve this security problem.

A complete list of new features and bugs that have been fixed is available in the ChangeLog file or changelog.php included with this release.

Notable changes since 4.7.7:

  • Fixed error handling with PHP 7.2
  • Fixed resetting default setting values
  • Fixed fallback value for collation connection

Additionally, there have been continuous improvements to many of the translations. If you don't see your language or find a problem, you can contribute too; see https://www.phpmyadmin.net/translate/ for details.

As always, downloads are available at https://www.phpmyadmin.net

Thanks to our sponsors for helping to make this work possible!

The phpMyAdmin Team

phpMyAdmin 4.7.7 is released

2017-12-23

Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.7.7, a regular maintenance release containing bug fixes and a security fix.

The security vulnerability is a XSRF/CSRF flaw; you can read more at https://www.phpmyadmin.net/security/PMASA-2017-9/ As a result of this, we recommend all users upgrade immediately. A CVE-ID has been requested but not yet assigned.

A complete list of new features and bugs that have been fixed is available in the ChangeLog file or changelog.php included with this release.

Notable changes since 4.7.6:

  • Fixed displaying of formatted numeric values for some locales
  • Fixed PHP error when browsing certain results

There are several more improvements; please refer to the ChangeLog for full details.

As always, downloads are available at https://www.phpmyadmin.net

Thanks to our sponsors for helping to make this work possible!

The phpMyAdmin Team

phpMyAdmin 4.7.6 is released

2017-12-01

Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.7.6, a regular maintenance release containing bug fixes.

A complete list of new features and bugs that have been fixed is available in the ChangeLog file or changelog.php included with this release.

Notable changes since 4.7.5

  • Fixed 'check all' interaction with filtering
  • Add SJIS-win to default list of allowed charsets
  • Improve detection that MySQL server needs SSL connection
  • Support JSON datatype on MariaDB 10.2.7 and newer
  • Fixed constructing ALTER query with AFTER
  • Fixed changing password on MariaDB cluster

There are several more improvements; please refer to the ChangeLog for full details.

As always, downloads are available at https://www.phpmyadmin.net

Thanks to our sponsors for helping to make this work possible!

The phpMyAdmin Team