[ANN] Bugzilla 2.16.5 Released
justdave at bugzilla.org
Thu Mar 4 09:56:13 UTC 2004
The Bugzilla Team is pleased to announce the release of Bugzilla 2.16.5.
2.16.5 is the latest stable Bugzilla release, and contains fixes to a
regression and some compatibility issues in Bugzilla 2.16.4. A complete
list of changes is at the end of this email.
Be sure to read the latest Bugzilla status report available at
http://www.bugzilla.org/status_reports/2004-03-03.html for news of our
current developments towards the upcoming 2.18 release.
For details on upgrade options and to download 2.16.5, see:
Be sure to read the 2.16.5 release notes located within the release
package in docs/rel_notes.txt, or available online at
Thanks to everyone who contributed fixes for 2.16.5!
Bugs fixed since 2.16.4:
- Fix a "used only once" warning that occurred only in perl 5.00503
- When a user is creating a new account and enters an invalid email
address, the error page sent the "Content-type" header twice, causing
the second one to be visible at the top of the page.
- An HTML encoding issue which only affected Internet Explorer was
corrected in the "Change several bugs at once" page.
- During initial setup, using invalid characters in the administrator
password would present an error message stating your password was
too long or too short instead of telling you it had invalid
- When a user reset their own password via an emailed token, the new
password in the first field would be accepted if the second password
field was left blank.
- Reopening bugs from the "change several bugs at once" page now works.
- Fix a regression in xml.cgi caused by the previous bugfix for MySQL
SUM() changes. The original fix didn't work properly either.
- No longer use server push with the "Safari" browser, which claims to
use the Mozilla layout engine but doesn't.
- Creating a shadow database no longer fails with taint mode errors.
- If you change your cookiepath setting at some stage (because you have
moved the directory Bugzilla resides on your webserver), users can
have login cookies with the old cookiepath, and their browsers will
send multiple logincookies. Bugzilla now uses the first rather than
the last in order to get the most specific cookie which will be the
- Fixed a regression caused by the previous DBD::mysql fixes, that
caused older versions of DBD::mysql to break due to not supporting
the new DBI syntax.
- Bugzilla no longer sends out invalid dates for cookie expiry. This
bug had no known user visible ramifications.
- Update the shadow database parameters description to tell the user
about permissions requirements for creating a shadow database.
- Various documentation updates.
Dave Miller Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System
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