[ANN] Release of Bugzilla 4.0!

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Max Kanat-Alexander

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Feb 15, 2011, 1:20:46 PM2/15/11
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Today the Bugzilla Project is extremely proud to announce the release
of Bugzilla 4.0, the most exciting new version of Bugzilla in our
history.

Following on the heels of Bugzilla 3.6, Bugzilla 4.0 brings many
fantastic new features and user interface improvements, including:

* A fully-redesigned Advanced Search page
* Automatic duplicate detection when filing bugs
* Drop-down autocomplete for every field that accepts a user
name or email address
* Full control and retrieval of bugs via the WebService, including
updating existing bugs
* Redesigned home page icons from J. Pink Design
* Numerous usability improvements
* And much, much more--see the full list of new features here:
http://www.bugzilla.org/releases/4.0/release-notes.html#v40_feat

Compared to Bugzilla 3.0, which we released in 2007, Bugzilla 4.0 is
a tremendous leap forward, with almost all the rough edges polished
off, a huge number of new features, and almost every UI updated and
improved.

Bugzilla 4.0 is our best release ever, and we hope that you enjoy and
appreciate the results of these last several months of hard work by our
entirely-volunteer community.

Please note that the release of Bugzilla 4.0 also marks End Of Life
for the Bugzilla 3.2 series, meaning that there will be no further
updates for the 3.2.x series, even if there are serious security issues
found in that series. We recommend that all installations running the
3.2 series upgrade as soon as possible to 4.0.


Download
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Bugzilla is available at:

http://www.bugzilla.org/download/


Release Notes & Changes
-----------------------
Before installing or upgrading, you should read the Release Notes for
this version of Bugzilla:

http://www.bugzilla.org/releases/4.0/release-notes.html

It is VERY IMPORTANT to read the Release Notes if you are
upgrading from one major version to another (such as 3.4.x to 3.6.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:

http://www.bugzilla.org/status/changes.html


The Bugzilla Update
-------------------
You can see the latest updates from the Bugzilla Project and
the status of Bugzilla development on The Bugzilla Update:

http://bugzillaupdate.wordpress.com/


Twitter
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You can follow the Bugzilla Project on Twitter for frequent updates on
new features being developed in Bugzilla, our current release plans,
and general up-to-the-minute news on what's happening with the
Bugzilla Project:

http://twitter.com/bugzilla


Report Bugs
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If you find a bug in Bugzilla, please report it! Instructions are
at this URL:

http://www.bugzilla.org/developers/reporting_bugs.html


Support
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You can ask questions for free on the mailing lists (or in IRC)
about Bugzilla, or you can hire a paid consultant to help you out:

Free Support: http://www.bugzilla.org/support/
Paid Support: http://www.bugzilla.org/support/consulting.html


About Bugzilla
--------------
Bugzilla is a "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System."
Defect Tracking Systems allow individuals or groups of developers
to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively.
Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous
licensing fees. Despite being "free", Bugzilla has many features
its expensive counterparts lack. Consequently, Bugzilla has quickly
become a favorite of thousands of organizations across the globe, and
is widely regarded as one of the top defect-tracking systems available.

See http://www.bugzilla.org/about/ for more details.

-Max Kanat-Alexander
Release Manager, Bugzilla Project

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