The new groups system has landed

David Miller justdave at
Mon Sep 23 05:44:45 UTC 2002

This is important information for anyone who's running a Bugzilla install
from a cvs checkout of Bugzilla...

See and for details.

What this checkin allows is more than 55 product groups to be created (the
number is now limited only by the size of an integer in MySQL, which is
several million or so if memory serves)

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Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 10:43:30 -0700
From: Joel Peshkin <bugreport at>
To: developers at
Subject: Groups system has landed


      The major change to the group system (bugs 157756 and 68022) has
landed in the CVS HEAD (a.k.a 2.17).  This is the most dramatic schema
change that Bugzilla has seen since I have been involved and the same is
probably true for most of you.  Even though this has been carefully
reviewed and has been tested, I cannot stress enough the importance of
confirming that you have a working capability to restore your database
to the pre-update state before you update.

     There is one known regression at this time, bug 170195, but it only
effects highlighting of buglists.

     For those of you who have good test capabilities, please beat this
up and CC me on any new bugs that result from it.  I will aggressively
jump on any regressions.

    Thanks to all the reviewers and testers who stayed on the case on
this one.


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Dave Miller      Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System
Lead Software Engineer/System Administrator, Syndicomm Online  

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