[ANN] Release of Bugzilla 4.4rc1, 4.2.4, 4.0.9, and 3.6.12

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David Lawrence

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Nov 14, 2012, 10:20:55 AM11/14/12
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Today we are releasing 4.2.4, 4.0.9, 3.6.12, and the release
candidate 4.4rc1.

All of today's releases contain security fixes. We recommend
all Bugzilla administrators to read the Security Advisory linked below.

Bugzilla 4.2.4 is our latest stable release. It contains various
useful bug fixes and security fixes for the 4.2 branch.

Bugzilla 4.0.9 and 3.6.12 are security updates for the 4.0
branch and the 3.6 branch, respectively. 4.0.9 contains several
useful bug fixes and 3.6.12 contains one as well.

Bugzilla 4.4rc1 is our first Release Candidate for Bugzilla 4.4.
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 4.4 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.

Note that when Bugzilla 4.4 is released, the Bugzilla 3.6.x series
will reach end of life. If you are using that series, we encourage
you to upgrade to 4.2.4 now.


Download
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Bugzilla is available at:

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


Security Advisory
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There is a security advisory describing the security issues
fixed in these releases, at:

http://www.bugzilla.org/security/3.6.11/


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

4.2.4: http://www.bugzilla.org/releases/4.2.4/release-notes.html
4.0.9: http://www.bugzilla.org/releases/4.0.9/release-notes.html
3.6.12: http://www.bugzilla.org/releases/3.6.12/release-notes.html

It is VERY IMPORTANT to read the Release Notes if you are
upgrading from one major version to another (like 3.6.x to 4.2.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


Follow Along
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You can see the latest updates from the Bugzilla Project and
the status of Bugzilla development on Planet Bugzilla.

http://planet.bugzilla.org/


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
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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.

- David Lawrence
Release Manager, Bugzilla Project
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