[ANN] Release of Bugzilla 4.4 and 4.2.6

David Lawrence dkl at mozilla.com
Wed May 22 20:17:48 UTC 2013

  Today the Bugzilla Project is extremely proud to announce the release of
Bugzilla 4.4! It has been over a year since we released Bugzilla 4.2 on
February 2012, and this new major release comes with several new features and
improvements. This release contains major improvements to WebServices, which
were our main target in this release, a rewritten tagging system, a real MIME
type auto-detection for attachments, improved support for Oracle, performance
improvements and lots of other enhancements. In addition, we are also releasing
a bug fix update for the 4.2.x series.

  Bugzilla 4.4 is our best release yet, and we hope that you enjoy
and appreciate the results of this past year of hard work by our
entirely-volunteer community.

  Bugzilla 4.2.6 is a bug fix update for the 4.2 branch.

  Please note that the release of Bugzilla 4.4 also marks End Of Life
for the Bugzilla 3.6 series, meaning that there will be no further
updates for the 3.6.x series, even if there are serious security issues
found in that series. We recommend that all installations running the
3.6 series upgrade as soon as possible to 4.4.

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

  4.4: http://www.bugzilla.org/releases/4.4/release-notes.html
  4.2.6: http://www.bugzilla.org/releases/4.2.6/release-notes.html

It is VERY IMPORTANT to read the Release Notes if you are
upgrading from one major version to another (like 3.6.x to 4.4.x).

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


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Defect Tracking Systems allow individuals or groups of developers
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Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous
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  - David Lawrence
  Release Manager, Bugzilla Project

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