Bugzilla 2.20 Released (and 2.18.4, 2.21.1)

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at bugzilla.org
Sat Oct 1 02:28:14 UTC 2005

The Bugzilla Project is proud to announce the release of 
Bugzilla 2.20, a major new feature release for Bugzilla. 
Bugzilla 2.20 includes support for PostgreSQL, a new "Large 
Attachment" storage mechanism, a new level of bug classification,
user-defined periodic reminders by email, and many other 
major new features. It includes hundreds of bug fixes and 
enhancements over Bugzilla 2.18.

You can see a description of all the new features in 
Bugzilla 2.20 at:


We are also releasing a security fix for the 2.18 series, 2.18.4.

In addition, we are releasing our first development snapshot of the 2.21
series, 2.21.1. Use it at your own risk -- it has received very little
testing at this point!

Both 2.20 and 2.21.1 also include security fixes, and we encourage all
users of 2.19, 2.20rc1, 2.20rc2, and 2.21 to upgrade to these latest

There is no release on the Bugzilla 2.16 branch, because it was not
affected by any of the security issues.

Bugzilla is available at:


Release Notes & Changes
Before installing, it is VERY IMPORTANT to read the Release Notes:


To see a list of all changes between your version of Bugzilla and 
the current version of Bugzilla, you can use the chart at:


Status Update
We have a *very* extensive Status Update this time for you! Read all
about our new releases and all the activity of the Bugzilla Project:


Try Out Bugzilla
If you'd like to test-drive Bugzilla, you can use the demo
installations of Bugzilla at:


Security Advisory
You can see the details of the security issues fixed in these
releases, here:


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about Bugzilla, or you can hire a paid consultant to help you out:

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About Bugzilla

Bugzilla is a "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System."
Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers
to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. 
Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous 
licensing fees. Despite being "free", Bugzilla has many features 
its expensive counterparts lack. Consequently, Bugzilla has quickly 
become a favorite of hundreds of organizations across the globe, and 
is widely regarded as one of the top defect-tracking systems available.

See http://www.bugzilla.org/about/ for more details.

-Max Kanat-Alexander
Release Manager, Bugzilla Project

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