I am sending this on behalf of Dave Lawrence and the bugzilla team at
Red Hat. Please forward this on to any appropriate lists that were
The Red Hat Bugzilla team is happy to announce the first public beta
release of the next version of Red Hat Bugzilla based on the
upstream 3.6 code base.
Please test drive at:
Over the years Red Hat has made substantial customizations to Bugzilla
to fit into the Engineering tool chain. Over time the
upstream has incorporated some of these customizations or solved them
in different ways. Upgrading reduces our customization
footprint (and thus maintenance) while bringing many bug fixes &
The main area of focus for our public betas is stability.
Functionality that currently works in our 3.4 code base should
work as expected in the new 3.6 release. These include various ajax
optimizations, needinfo actor support, frontpage.cgi, product
browser, several various UI enhancements, and of course the XMLRPC
Please feel free to point your various scripts and third party
applications that use the XMLRPC API at the test server to make sure
they continue to function properly.
There are numerous other changes behind the scenes that we haven't
listed. The goal is to make sure that functionality that people
have come to expect in 3.4 is possible in the new system.
There are also numerous new features/fixes that are part of the
upstream 3.6 release. For more detailed information on what has
changed since the last release, check out the release notes page at
The database is a recent snapshot of the live database so should be
useful for testing to make sure the information is displayed
properly and changeable. Also with a full snapshot it is possible to
test for any performance related issues. Email has been
disabled so that unnecessary spam is not sent out. So feel free to
make changes to bugs to verify proper working order.
We are asking for everyone to get involved as much as possible with
testing and feedback on the beta releases to help us make this
the most robust and stable release possible.
Please file any enhancement requests or bug reports in our current
Bugzilla system at https://bugzilla.redhat.com
. File them under
the Bugzilla product and relevant component with the version 3.6. With
everyone's help we can make this a great release.
Thanks The Red Hat Bugzilla Team