Hi openSUSE folks,
we're going to update the openSUSE bugzilla from ancient version 3.4.3 to version 4.4.5. We do this mainly for three reasons:
- to get new features and better speed - to get better customization support - to get all security holes fixed
The update will happen on September 20th, aka this weekend. From a user experience, Bugzilla version 4.4.5 is not very different to 3.4.3, but there are some incompatible changes to watch out for:
* NEEDINFO is no longer a state, but a flag. This has the advantage that a bug can have multiple needinfos set. The UI still offers the needinfo checkboxes, so you should not notice this much.
* Some states got updated to sync with upstream bugzilla:
ASSIGNED has been split into CONFIRMED and IN_PROGRESS. CONFIRMED means that you acknowlede that there is a bug, IN_PROGRESS means that you work on the bug.
CLOSED has been merged into VERIFIED.
The standard bug life cycle is thus:
NEW -> CONFIRMED -> IN_PROGRESS -> RESOLVED -> VERIFIED
* Partner IDs are stored as "See Also" URLs. There are shortcuts to add them, e.g. "FATE-2222" maps to the id in fate. There's also "CVE-XXXX" to map to the mitre server for the security inclined.
With the update come per-business unit bugzilla styles and product filtering, thus navigating to "bugzilla.opensuse.org" will get you to openSUSE's bugzilla instance in a friendly green look instead of the old wiki page.
Note that this is just a different skin for the same novell.com bugzilla, you can even configure it in the bugzilla preferences section. (In case you're wondering, there's also bugzilla.suse.com, bugzilla.netiq.com, and bugzilla.novell.com.)