Bug 200000 Filed in Bugzilla
Monday March 31st, 2003
At 13:11 Pacific Time today, the 200,000th bug report was filed in mozilla.org's Bugzilla database. Bug 200000, reported by Chris Hofmann, represents another milestone in the Mozilla project and was coincidentally filed on the fifth anniversary of the release of the source code. Note that just because there are 200,000 bugs in the database, it does not mean that there are 200,000 bugs in Mozilla. Bug reports are used for everything from major crashes to spelling mistakes in alerts. Not all bug reports are for real bugs either: Bugzilla is also used for such varied purposes as feature requests and tracking the creation of new CVS accounts. In addition, bug reports don't go away when they are fixed and around half of all new bugs filed are either duplicates of existing reports or otherwise invalid.
The following message should be appearing in the newsgroups any time now:
A few minutes ago, at 13:11 PST on 2003-03-31, the 200,000th bug was filed in <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org>:
Rather fittingly, it was filed by Chris Hofmann, head honcho of Netscape's embedding team and staunch Mozilla supporter, and is titled "joke of the day spam mail crash". (Note: please don't mess with the bug.)
Consulting my records, I see that the closest guess to the actual date and time was made by:
1st: 2003-04-01 00:00:01 <firstname.lastname@example.org> (10 hrs, 50 mins)
a mere 10 hours and 50 minutes out. Congratulations to him; he wins a Mozilla 1.0 CD if he sends me his address.
<email@example.com> wins the I-have-a-Bugzilla-account-and-so-am-not-a-random-Slashdotter category.
Not every entry had an equal chance of winning the prize. Nine people submitted dates which were before the contest started (clue: this year is 2003, chaps, not 2002), and several people thought we were going to file 20,000 bugs in a matter of about a week. One person thought that he'd get away from the crowd by guessing a date in the 13th month of 2003 (what does he know that we don't?), and the furthest out two guesses had us still struggling towards the mark this time next year.
Thanks to all who took part :-)