MozillaZine Upgrade Scheduled for Sunday 12:00pm PST

This Sunday, January 25 at noon PST (UTC-08:00) we will be upgrading (b.m.o) to a newer version of Bugzilla. b.m.o will be unavailable for up to several hours while we perform the upgrade.

The newer version comes with a number of enhancements, including relevance-ranked summary and comment searches; flexible charts based on configurable data sets; and contextual patch viewing and comparison. For more information about enhancements and bug fixes, see the following Bugzilla status updates:

As with all upgrades, this one also brings with it the possibility of regressions, data loss, and other problems. If after the upgrade you notice a severe problem with b.m.o that requires immediate attention (data loss, security vulnerability, etc.), please contact us immediately by email to For all other regressions, file a bug and make it block the regressions meta-bug:

For additional information about the upgrade, see the upgrade bug:

To test the newer version of Bugzilla with a copy of the b.m.o data, visit the following test installation:

Note that the data in this installation is not the same as the data currently on b.m.o. It is a copy of the b.m.o data that was made on Friday, January 23 at around 2:00AM PST. We may synchronize this copy with the original periodically before the upgrade, but it is not a 100% accurate representation of the data on b.m.o and should not be relied upon.

Note also that changes to this database will not change the original data on b.m.o and will not send bug mail, so feel free to test the newer version by making changes to bugs in it. Report any regressions using the instructions above.

To watch the progress of the upgrade on Sunday, join the #bmo channel on the IRC server.

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