2016 Week 52 (Very Late December)
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Summary of changes from December 9, 2016 to December 27, 2016.

PhabricatorrPrP065d865bc78 commits
ArcanistrARCrARCfad85840 commits
libphutilrPHUrPHU5ac2ca10 commits
Instances (SAAS)rSAASrSAAS0ddfd791 commit
Services (SAAS)rSERVICESrSERVICESb5cef1a0 commits
Core (SAAS)rCORErCORE51fbd390 commits
  • These changes were promoted to stable.


  • This release includes infrastructure changes to Differential. See discussion below in "Upgrading / Compatibility".


  • An RCE vulnerability affecting PHPMailer (CVE-2016-10033) was disclosed in this period. Phabricator does not appear to be affected. See T12046 for discussion.


20161211.menu.01.itemkey.sql39 ms
20161211.menu.02.itemprops.sql40 ms
20161211.menu.03.order.sql35 ms
20161210.dashboards.01.author.sql47 ms
20161210.dashboards.02.author.php702 ms
20161212.dashboardpanel.01.author.sql58 ms
20161212.dashboardpanel.02.author.php2,546 ms
20161212.dashboards.01.icon.sql54 ms
20161213.diff.01.hunks.php3 msSee below.

"Duration" is the duration for this install, and may not be representative.

Upgrading / Compatibility

Differential is undergoing infrastructure changes. For a general overview of these changes, see T12010.

This release contains these specific changes which impact installs today:

  • Differential hunks will be migrated to a modern format by this upgrade. This may take a long time if you have a significant number of revisions created with a version of Phabricator released prior to early 2015. This change is discussed in more detail in T8623.
  • Some schema adjustments will be applied against large tables. Although these usually do not take a particularly long time (they took less than a minute on this install), they may take longer than normal.
  • Differential custom fields have received many internal changes. Although these changes generally should not be user-facing, some of the subtler aspects of custom field behavior may differ. In particular, these are known changes:
    • The "Apply Patch" guidance command has been removed, with the intent to restore it in a more integrated way later (T12026).
    • The "Next Step" guidance command has been removed, with the intent to restore it in a more integrated way later (T12027).
    • Field order has shifted around slightly.
    • For additional context and discussion, see T11114.


  • Buttons now have a more consistent outline ring across browsers.
  • Fixed a flaky test which had haunted us for a thousand years.
  • Worked around an anchor scroll issue in Chrome 55.
  • The documentation now makes it more clear that storage.mysql-engine.max-size is measured in bytes.
  • Dashboards now track author information and support icons.
  • Fixed a bad interaction between output compression and "Content-Length".
  • The "Version Information" panel now attempts to include branchpoints.
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