Old Discussion: Python Implementation? (Bugzilla:Languages)

Kent Rogers kar at cray.com
Fri May 17 19:57:47 UTC 2013

On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 05:41:49PM +0200, Frédéric Buclin wrote:
> Le 17. 05. 13 16:57, Kent Rogers a écrit :
> > 4.4 was supposed to be released months ago.  4.4rc2 finally came out in
> > February but I have not heard *anything* about the prospects for the
> > final release since then.  I don't hang out on IRC, but I don't recall
> > anything being posted here, on the bugzilla.org web site, or on the
> > Bugzilla Wiki.
> Did you read
> https://plus.google.com/104215203522965843895/posts/Y1wV69vic8r ?
No.  I was unaware of this web site.  Thank you for posting it.  What was
the last blocker?

BTW, is there a reason this information is not available on bugzilla.org
and/or the Bugzilla Wiki?  Is the google web site linked from anywhere on
bugzilla.org or is it the official site now?  If so, I missed that along
the way.

> > The Roadmap on the Bugzilla Wiki hasn't been updated since 2010 (and
> > doesn't even list 4.4), and the IRC Meeting page on the wiki lists the
> > next IRC meeting as taking place on 2/15/12!
> The fact that we did no meeting since February 2012 is because this is
> no longer needed. We did them because there was a lot of work going on
> in parallel for Bugzilla 3.0, but now the back-end code rewrite is now
> complete and such meetings are no longer necessary.
There's no mention of this anywhere that I can find on bugzilla.org or the
Wiki.  If meetings are no longer applicable, I'd recommend updating the
wiki so that's clear.

You can hopefully see how the lack of information/updates conveys the
appearance I mentioned.

Now that 4.4 is imminent, it would be great to know where we are headed
(i.e. what to expect in 5.0).  People in my organization are starting to
doubt Bugzilla and want to look at alternatives, and it's hard to give
persuasive arguments to the contrary when I can't answer the questions
being raised.

> Everyone is free to start a fork of Bugzilla and rewrite it in Python.
> But IMO, that's a whole separate project.
I agree.


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