[webkit-dev] Downtime for Bugzilla upgrade on Thursday, October 16 from 8-10 AM PDT

David Kilzer ddkilzer at webkit.org
Thu Oct 16 10:56:25 PDT 2014

Sorry, sent this from the wrong address before the update.

> On Oct 16, 2014, at 3:33 AM, Osztrogonác Csaba <oszi at inf.u-szeged.hu> wrote:
> Hi,
> have you tried if the webkit-patch bugzilla tool (upload,
> apply-attachment, apply-from-bug, ... ), the review tool,
> the commit queue and EWS will work properly with the new
> bugzilla version?

I did verify webkit-patch upload works.  We don't have an easy way to test commit queue and EWS outside of the production environment.  (That is something we want to improve going forward.)

If those are too broken to fix quickly, the plan is to roll back.

> I think they are very fragile and highly rely on the generated
> HTML forms. I prefer fixing these tools before updating to
> breaking them and then trying to fix.

I wanted to upgrade as soon as possible to patch security issues that were not back-ported to the version we were running.

> Just out of curiosity, if we do an upgrade, why do we upgrade
> to the old stable release (4.2.11), why not the latest stable
> relase (4.4.6)? Is there a fundamental reason for it?

It was the quickest path to upgrade to a version where security patches were available.

I had upgraded to 4.2.5 about a year ago, and had qualified over 90% of the website, so it was quickest to upgrade to 4.2.11 rather than 4.4.6 (which could have introduced more compat issues with tools).

> There are many good fixes in 4.4 release. If we can't upgrade
> to 4.4 for some reason, it would be great to cherry-pick at
> least the following changes:
> "It is now possible to add yourself to the CC list when uploading an attachment and when editing an existing one." (note)
> --> auto cc reviewer - https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=124047 )
> "Changes to the CC list no longer causes midair collisions." (note)
> --> It is very annoying if you are commenting a bug, and you
> have to start it again if somebody else cc-ed him/herself.
> Or if you clicked force, it would remove these new cc-s.

After we upgrade to 4.2.11, I will start work on 4.4.6 (plus a way to test the EWS and commit queue with our test environment).

> And one more question: Are you planning to check-in
> the new bugzilla to Websites/bugs.webkit.org ?

Yes.  That will be part of the upgrade.  It's split into many individual patches (and 3 merge patches); I didn't want to squash-merge it in case it was easier to fix a future bug based on these changes.


> (note): http://www.bugzilla.org/releases/4.4/release-notes.html#v44_feat
> br,
> Ossy
> David Kilzer írta:
>> Hi,
>> We’re planning on upgrading Bugzilla (bugs.webkit.org <http://bugs.webkit.org/>) from 3.2.3 to 4.2.11 on Thursday, October 16 from 8-10 AM PDT <x-apple-data-detectors://1>.
>> Sorry for the short notice.  I sent this message from the wrong address, and didn't see he bounce message until now.
>> Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.  Thanks!
>> Dave
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