the release process of Bugzilla

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at
Sat Mar 27 22:26:10 UTC 2010

On 03/27/2010 04:01 AM, Gabor Szabo wrote:
> As I keep reading about the release process of Bugzilla I noticed that
> 1) it is still based on CVS

	It is, because all of our documentation and download instructions are
still based on CVS.

	Probably the first set of releases to use bzr for the release process
will be the 3.7 series (and thus 3.8). However, the older releases will
stick with 3.6, because that's what their documentation talks about, and
that's what their users are already using.

	BTW, the Release documentation is slightly out of date, now, because
there are two scripts in the (website) repository that help
out with it, bin/ (which automates a lot of the website
updates), and bin/ (which helps tag the releases in
CVS--I do the bzr tagging manually, because it's so easy).

> 2) There are some scripts that are not in Bazaar?
>     tells me about
>     "Now, there's a script for building Bugzilla tarballs.
> mkanat at has the latest version, usually."
>    Is this still kept privately? May I ask that to be added to the repository,
>    maybe in a subdirectory called "tools" ?

	Sure! That's a great idea. :-) I've added them to the repository, at:


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