Bugzilla 4.2 Released


The Bugzilla team announced the release of Bugzilla 4.2. The devZing team will be evaluating this release before scheduling upgrades for existing customers. If you are interested in upgrading right away please contact support.

New features:

  • You can now create a new attachment simply by pasting some text into a text field, in addition to the normal upload process for attachments.
  • By default, bugmails (email notifications about changes to bugs) are now sent in an HTML format that is more readable than the old text format. Those who prefer the old text format can still choose it in their Preferences, however.
  • The Custom Search section in the Advanced Search page has been redesigned to work in a more sensible way. Complex queries are easier to build and have more sensible results, as they are built using a more intuitive logic. Some very complicated queries are still impossible to generate, though. Things should improve in future releases.
  • Older components, versions and milestones can now be disabled. Bugs already using them are not affected, but these values will no longer be available for new bugs.
  • A custom field can now be displayed based on multiple values of another field. (For example, one custom field could now appear in multiple products.) Previously, you could only display a custom field based on a single value of another field.
  • Most changes made through the admin interface are now logged to the database, in the audit_log table. There is no UI to access this table yet.
  • A project has started thanks to Francisco Donalisio from IBM to make Bugzilla compliant with the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative standards. A lot more work still needs to be done, but we expect a much better compatibility for the next major release.

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