[ANN] Bugzilla 2.16.5 Released

David Miller 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:
http://www.bugzilla.org/download.html .

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
  (bug 231691)

- 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.
  (bug 137121)

- An HTML encoding issue which only affected Internet Explorer was
  corrected in the "Change several bugs at once" page.
  (bug 181106)

- 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
  (bug 166755)

- 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.
  (bug 123077)

- Reopening bugs from the "change several bugs at once" page now works.
  (bug 95430)

- Fix a regression in xml.cgi caused by the previous bugfix for MySQL
  SUM() changes.  The original fix didn't work properly either.
  (bug 225474)

- No longer use server push with the "Safari" browser, which claims to
  use the Mozilla layout engine but doesn't.
  (bug 188712)

- Creating a shadow database no longer fails with taint mode errors.
  (bug 227510)

- 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
  correct one.
  (bug 121419)

- 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.
  (bug 224815)

- Bugzilla no longer sends out invalid dates for cookie expiry.  This
  bug had no known user visible ramifications.
  (bug 228706)

- Update the shadow database parameters description to tell the user
  about permissions requirements for creating a shadow database.
  (bug 227513)

- Various documentation updates.

Dave Miller      Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System
http://www.justdave.net/             http://www.bugzilla.org/

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