Bugzilla 3.0 Released
Thursday May 10th, 2007
Version 3.0 of Bugzilla, the Mozilla bug tracking software, has been released. The Bugzilla 3.0 release announcement lists some of the main new features added to this version, including custom fields, support for the Apache mod_perl module, per-product permissions, an XML-RPC interface and the ability to create and edit bugs by email.
The Bugzilla 3.0 page includes download links, a complete list of new features in Bugzilla 3.0 and the Bugzilla 3.0 Release Notes. A demo installation of Bugzilla 3.0 allows users to test the new version. The Bugzilla installation used by the Mozilla project has not yet been upgraded.
More general news about the Bugzilla project can be Bugzilla 9 May 2007 Status Update, which includes details about the plans for Bugzilla 3.2 and an announcement that Bugzilla 2.18 is no longer supported.
Bugzilla developer Dave Miller has posted an entry to his weblog explaining the history behind the Bugzilla 3.0 release. A few days ago, fellow developer Max Kanat-Alexander wrote a post describing how Bugzilla may move away from Perl in the future. Possible languages that Bugzilla may be rewritten in include Perl 6, Python, Ruby, Java, PHP, D and C#.
Actually, Max's post just said that *he* would like to move away from Perl. I think it's fair to say that this idea is contentious, to say the least, within the Bugzilla developer community. :-)
Yes, actually. And I wouldn't say that the post even says that the Bugzilla Project has any plans whatsoever to move away from Perl. It was mostly a post that I put up as a beginning to doing some research on the possibility.