My 15th Bugzilla account anniversary

Exactly 15 years ago at “2003-06-05 09:51:47 PDT” my journey in Bugzilla started. At that time when I created my account I would never have imagined where all these endless hours of community work ended-up. And even now I cannot predict how it will look like in another 15 years…

Here some stats from my activities on Bugzilla:

Bugs filed 4690
Comments made 63947
Assigned to 1787
Commented on 18579
QA-Contact 2767
Patches submitted 2629
Patches reviewed 3652


Mozmill Tests now under the Mozilla QA product

After some discussion last week how to track bugs of the different projects inside Mozilla QA we came to the conclusion that a new product on Bugzilla is necessary. Similar to other groups at Mozilla, QA would also benefit from it when having all their projects under one single umbrella, instead of in dozen different components. Finally we came up with the “Mozilla QA” product.

By today the new “Mozilla QA” product has been created on Bugzilla under the Others section. At the same time 5 components have been created, which mostly fit the active projects of the QA Test Automation team. If you want to see details, check Bug 612578. Once a new component has been created, lot of you already know what happens. Right, normally hundreds of bugs have to be moved to the new location. I did the same a couple of minutes ago for our Mozmill Tests. Finally an amount of 508 bugs have been landed in the components under the Mozmill QA product. That move also cleaned-up all Firefox, Toolkit, and Core components we have used before to track the creation of Mozmill tests.

The old “Mozmill Tests” component under Testing has already been deleted. That means for any new issues please file bugs under “Mozilla QA > Mozmill Tests”.

If you want to watch ongoing work, you can subscribe to the following QA aliases:

Bugzilla 3.4 released

Yesterday Bugzilla 3.4 has been released. Given the blog post from Max Kanat-Alexander who is one of the developers on this project, it’s the best version ever. A couple of new stunning features found their way into the new release. I’m really looking forward to see updated so all those will be available for our daily work. I’m really looking forward to some of the new features:

  • Shorter Search URLs – Never annoy people on IRC or in emails anymore with URL’s which takes nearly half the screen. It will not be as short as tinyurl or but much clearer.
  • Asynchronous Email Sending – That will be really impressive for bugs with a huge list of comments CC members. At the moment you have to wait a couple of seconds before you can close the tab.
  • Email Addresses Hidden From Logged-Out Users – It will not stop the daily spam but hopefully lower the rate of new senders.

Thanks for this fantastic release!