ANNOUNCE: Bugzilla is moving

John Ralls jralls at
Thu Jun 28 16:36:50 EDT 2018

As anyone who's used Bugzilla in the last few months already knows, Gnome has moved their git repositories to a Gitlab instance at and migrated bug tracking for Gnome projects there as well. They've left Bugzilla alone for non-Gnome projects like GnuCash but they're closing it to new bugs on Sunday, 1 July.

Most users and contributors know that to get ready we've set up a new Bugzilla instance at and copied all of the bugs and their history and all user accounts. We'll do a final fetch from at 2018-06-29 22:00:00 UTC (That's tomorrow at 8PM UTC/10PM European Daylight Time/4PM US Eastern Daylight Time). We expect to be able to "turn on" within a couple of hours. 

The process will be:
* Close bug creation on Unfortunately we can't prevent updating already-created bugs, but any changes to bugs on after this will probably be lost.
* Fetch the latest bug status from
* Close all open bugs on as "RESOLVED OBSOLETE" with a comment pointing to for further discussion. We're using RESOLVED OBSOLETE to be consistent with the Gnome project bugs.
* Import the changes to
* Re-enable updates in the bugzilla code; that's disabled now because imports don't work if it's enabled.

User accounts are preserved, but passwords are obviously not preserved. Existing users should use the "forgot my password" link on to get a password reset and to enable their accounts after the migration is complete.

Bug CC lists *are* preserved so you will get email notifications for changes to bugs that you've commented on or otherwise added yourself to the CC list. "Watching" links are *not* preserved so if you were watching another user or one of the category users you'll need to reset that in Email Preferences (click the Preferences link at the top of the page after you log in).

The category users are:
* gnucash-core-maint at gnucash.bugs             GnuCash/Backend-SQL, Backend-XML, Budgets, Build system, Business, Currency and Commodity, Engine
* gnucash-documentation-maint at gnucash.bugs    Documentation, Website, GnuCash/Translations
* gnucash-general-maint at gnucash.bugs          GnuCash/General
* gnucash-import-maint at gnucash.bugs           GnuCash/Import - *, TXF Export
* gnucash-mac-maint at gnucash.bugs              Packaging/MacOS, GnuCash/MacOS
* gnucash-reports-maint at gnucash.bugs          GnuCash/Check Printing, Reports
* gnucash-ui-maint at gnucash.bugs               GnuCash/Regist2, Register, User Interface General
* gnucash-win-maint at gnucash.bugs              Packaging/Windows, GnuCash Windows
* gnucash-all-maint at gnucash.bugs              All bugs

Since we have the whole bug tracker to ourselves we've created some new products and moved some bugs into them:
* GnuCash         continues to collect reports on the application itself.
* Documentation   collects documentation reports
* Packaging       collects reports about the all-in-one Windows and MacOS packages that are not about GnuCash application code.
* Website         collects reports about

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John Ralls

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