Maintenance release of the Drupal 7 series. Includes bugfixes and small API/feature improvements only (no major new functionality); significant new features are only being added to the forthcoming Drupal 8.0 release.
No security fixes are included in this release.
Besides documentation fixes, no changes have been made to the robots.txt or default settings.php files in this release, so upgrading custom versions of those files is not necessary. There are two changes to the .htaccess file in this release:
- An improvement to the default rewrite rules to help avoid man-in-the-middle attacks on sites which are accessed over HTTP and HTTPS (see #1733476).
- A change to the list of file extensions which are blocked by .htaccess, to prevent temporary files created by text editors from being accessed (see #1907704).
Upgrading custom versions of the .htaccess file is recommended.