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:
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:
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
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The phpMyAdmin Team