[ANN] Release of Bugzilla 5.0rc1, 4.4.7, 4.2.12, and 4.0.16

David Lawrence dkl at mozilla.com
Wed Jan 21 22:50:55 UTC 2015

  Today we are announcing the first Release Candidate for Bugzilla 5.0,
in addition to one new stable release and two security-only updates for
the 4.2.x and 4.0.x series.

  Bugzilla 5.0rc1 is our first Release Candidate for Bugzilla 5.0.
This release has received QA testing, and should be considerably
more stable than the development releases before it. It is still not
considered fully stable, and so you should understand that if you use
it, you use it at your own risk.

  If feedback from this release candidate indicates that it is mostly
stable, then Bugzilla 5.0 will be released in a few weeks. If feedback
indicates that more extensive fixes are needed, there may be another
release candidate after this one.

  Bugzilla 4.4.7 is our latest stable release. It contains various
useful bug fixes and security improvements for the 4.4 branch.

  Bugzilla 4.2.12 and 4.0.16 are security updates for the 4.2
branch and the 4.0 branch, respectively.

Bugzilla is available at:


Security Advisory
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
this version of Bugzilla:

  5.0rc1: https://www.bugzilla.org/releases/5.0/release-notes.html
  4.4.7:  https://www.bugzilla.org/releases/4.4.7/release-notes.html
  4.2.12: https://www.bugzilla.org/releases/4.2.12/release-notes.html
  4.0.16: https://www.bugzilla.org/releases/4.0.16/release-notes.html

It is VERY IMPORTANT to read the Release Notes if you are
upgrading from one major version to another (like 4.2.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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