[ANN] Release of Bugzilla 3.4!

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at bugzilla.org
Tue Jul 28 10:42:58 UTC 2009

   Today we are pround to announce Bugzilla 3.4, a new major release
from the Bugzilla Project! Bugzilla 3.4 contains a LOT of great new
features, including:

   * A greatly-simplified bug-filing page.
   * A new front page for Bugzilla.
   * Users' email addresses are now hidden from logged-out users
     (helps prevent users receiving spam).
   * Emails can be sent in the background (which greatly speeds up
     editing bugs).
   * URLs of searches are now much shorter, so they can be more easily
   * Exciting new custom field enhancements.
   * A field that allows you to refer to bugs in other Bugzillas.

   And lots of other exciting new features! You can see the complete
list here in the Release Notes:


   Note that this release also marks the End of Life for the Bugzilla
2.22.x series. This means that there will be no further updates
released for Bugzilla 2.22.x, even if there are security holes found
in that series. If you are running Bugzilla 2.22.x, we recommend that
you upgrade to 3.4 immediately.

Bugzilla is available at:


Try Out Bugzilla
If you'd like to test-drive Bugzilla 3.4, you can use the demo
installation at:


Release Notes & Changes
Before installing or upgrading, you should read the Release Notes for
this version of Bugzilla:

   3.4: http://www.bugzilla.org/releases/3.4/release-notes.html

It is particularly important to read the Release Notes if you are
upgrading from one major version to another (like 3.2.x to 3.4).

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
Our latest status update, covering Bugzilla 3.4 (and the current work
towards Bugzilla 3.6) is here:


Instead of posting our Status Updates on www.bugzilla.org, lately we
have been posting regular blog updates here:


Note that that is the personal blog of one of the Bugzilla
developers--these status updates will move to a more official
location in the future. If you want to subscribe, the feed is:


Report Bugs
If you find a bug in Bugzilla, please report it! Instructions are
at this URL:


You can ask questions for free on the mailing lists (or in IRC)
about Bugzilla, or you can hire a paid consultant to help you out:

   Free Support: http://www.bugzilla.org/support/
   Paid Support: http://www.bugzilla.org/support/consulting.html

About Bugzilla
   Bugzilla is a "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System."
Defect Tracking Systems allow individuals 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 thousands 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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