[ANN] Release of Bugzilla 4.5.1, 4.4.1, 4.2.7, and 4.0.11
dkl at mozilla.com
Thu Oct 17 14:55:38 UTC 2013
Today we are releasing 4.4.1, 4.2.7, 4.0.11, and the unstable
development snapshot 4.5.1.
Initially, we released new tarballs and diffs for these releases
to the download site but found a new bug shortly after. New tarballs
and diffs have been uploaded to the site which we recommend everyone
update to if you downloaded the first version. To make sure you
have the fixed version, md5sum values are provided further down in
All of today's releases contain security fixes. We recommend
all Bugzilla administrators to read the Security Advisory linked below.
Bugzilla 4.4.1 is our latest stable release. It contains various
useful bug fixes, performance improvements and security fixes for
the 4.4 branch.
Bugzilla 4.2.7 and 4.0.11 are security updates for the 4.2
branch and the 4.0 branch, respectively.
Note that 4.5.1 is an unstable development release and should not
be used in production environments. We are not yet feature-frozen at
this time so the features you see in 4.5.1 might not accurately
represent the behavior that 5.0 will have.
Note that when Bugzilla 5.0 is released, the Bugzilla 4.0.x series
will reach end of life. If you are using that series, we encourage
you to upgrade to 4.4.1 now.
Bugzilla is available at:
There is a security advisory describing the security issues
fixed in these releases, at:
Release Notes & Changes
Before installing or upgrading, you should read the Release Notes for
the new version of Bugzilla:
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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- David Lawrence
Release Manager, Bugzilla Project
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