Stable Bugzilla 4.0 released
We released Bugzilla 4.0 a few minutes ago! It has many new features and improvements compared to Bugzilla 3.x, and comes almost 4 years after Bugzilla 3.0 (which was released in May 2007). With this major release, Bugzilla 3.2 reached End Of Life (EOL) and is now unsupported. Everybody running a version older than 3.4.10 should upgrade to 4.0 to get future security and stability fixes.
Bugzilla 4.0 got full testing from the QA team, and should be considered stable:
All tests successful.
Files=55, Tests=11621, 2473 wallclock secs ( 1.86 usr 0.23 sys + 21.95 cusr 1.66 csys = 25.70 CPU)
Update: If you get the error "ExpiresActive not allowed" from Apache when upgrading to Bugzilla 4.0, edit your Apache config file httpd.conf as explained in the Bugzilla documentation. Till now, you probably had:
<Directory /var/www/html/bugzilla> ... AllowOverride Limit </Directory>
Now the AllowOverride command must be:
AllowOverride Limit FileInfo Indexes
in order to force the web browser to update its cache with newer CSS and JS files when they change (e.g. when upgrading to a newer release in some months). If Bugzilla 4.0 is working fine without this change, then this means that you either don’t use mod_cgi, or this feature is not enabled in your Apache server.
Update 2: Contrary to what Samuel Gibbs said in his post, we are not dropping support for all versions of Bugzilla 3. As I said above, only support for Bugzilla 3.2 and older is dropped. This means that Bugzilla 3.4 and 3.6 are still supported, at least till the end of the year.
Update 3: Bugzilla 4.2 should be released at the end of this year, if everything goes well.