[ANN] Release of Bugzilla 3.6!

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at bugzilla.org
Tue Apr 13 12:19:18 UTC 2010

  Today the Bugzilla Project is proud to announce the release of
the next major version of Bugzilla: 3.6! Bugzilla 3.6 has a lot of
exciting new features for Bugzilla users and administrators,
including migration from other bug-tracking systems, a simple "Browse"
interface for browsing open bugs in a system, and some usability
improvements resulting from a scientific usability study conducted on

  One of the most exciting new features of Bugzilla 3.6 is Extensions.
These are self-contained files that you can "drop in" to a Bugzilla
installation to add new features or change Bugzilla's behavior, without
modifying any existing code! Anybody can write and distribute their own
Extension--Bugzilla 3.6 includes very detailed documentation on how to
write and distribute Extensions, and even includes a script that will
set up the framework of a new Extension for you so that you can get
right to coding.

  With the release of Bugzilla 3.6, the Bugzilla 3.0.x series has
reached End Of Life. This means that there will be no new releases
in the 3.0.x series, even if serious security issues are discovered in
3.0.x. Bugzilla 3.0.11 is the last Bugzilla 3.0.x version that will be
released. We strongly recommend that any Bugzilla installation still
running Bugzilla 3.0.x promptly upgrade to Bugzilla 3.6.

Bugzilla is available at:


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

  3.6: http://www.bugzilla.org/releases/3.6/release-notes.html

It is particularly important to read the Release Notes if you are
upgrading from one major version to another (like 3.4.x to 3.6).

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


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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