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Bugzilla for Java

What is the current status of Bugzilla?

I am honest. I am confused about the current status of Bugzilla. My personal environment does not list anyone or any project anymore that uses the most famous bug tracker software – for years. And this situation now seems to reflect in the current development activities in Bugzilla’s official GitHub repository. The last commit listed as of today was on February 1st, almost 3 months ago. Even worse: only 10 commits are logged within the last 12 months – on their active 5.2 branch. The last official release of Bugzilla was published even before that: on February 9th, 2019.

So it appears to me that the project dies a slow death – caused by the community that has migrated away to other bug trackers. And as sad as this seems, it is not a very surprising fact. Bugzilla was ignoring the needs of their users for too long. I remember a privacy issue to hide e-mail addresses from public that is still open (after many years). Bugzilla has become a dinosaur in a modern world. It is based on Perl, hard to setup on modern systems and misses many of the flexibility that other trackers integrated much faster.

Having said this, I am convinced now – more than ever – that my personal project B4J – Bugzilla for Java will not be maintained anymore. I will most likely fix bugs. But there will be no enhancement anymore.

Good-bye old friend, Bugzilla!

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Bugzilla for Java CSV Java RS Library

Several new Software Releases available

As mentioned in previous post, most of my projects have been touched lately. So here is a list of the latest releases that you might find useful to integrate:

Also, there is a new project: EventBroker – a MQTT-alike event broker to enable losely coupled microservices being synchronized. It is written in Java and runs as docker container. Check it out when you look for an easy way to signal events to REST services in your distributed environment. Fun Feature: a special subscription topic for timer events that will enable you to implement cron jobs inside microservices – triggered by a REST call.

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Bugzilla 4 Java V2.0.3 released

A new version 2.0.3 of B4J has been released. It ensures compatibility with latest Bugzilla releases and introduces a workaround for “Untrusted Authentication Request” errors on some installations. This is the complete list of changes:

Bug

  • [BFJ-86] – JiraRpcSession does not allow inheritance
  • [BFJ-87] – BugzillaHttpSession does not allow inheritance
  • [BFJ-88] – BugzillaRpcSession does not allow inheritance
  • [BFJ-89] – AbstractLazyRetriever uses Long.getLong() instead of LangUtils.getLong()
  • [BFJ-90] – Untrusted Authentication Request

Improvement

  • [BFJ-85] – Overcome Jira's search result limitation

New Feature

  • [BFJ-91] – Add login token usage for RPC usage

You can download the new version here or visit the Homepage of the utility where you will find more documentation.

The Maven Site is available as well. The Maven coordinates are:

<dependency>
      <groupId>eu.ralph-schuster</groupId>
      <artifactId>b4j</artifactId>
      <version>2.0.3</version>
</dependency>
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Bugzilla for Java

Bugzilla 5 brings REST API

A step towards dynamic HTML sites is being prepared at Bugzilla. Besides some efficiency issues in the XML-RPC API, Bugzilla will come along with a REST API. Details can already be seen at their documentation. Once Bugzilla 5 is out, I will try to incorporate the new features into B4J.

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B4J V2.0.1 releaseed

A new version 2.0.1 of B4J has been released. It fixes issues found by static code analysis. A complete change log is available as well as the mandatory Maven Site.

You can download the new version here or visit the Homepage of the utility where you will find more documentation.

The Maven coordinates are:

<dependency>
      <groupId>eu.ralph-schuster</groupId>
      <artifactId>b4j</artifactId>
      <version>2.0.1</version>
</dependency>
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Bugzilla for Java CSV Java RS Library

Multiple Releases

The last few days I released new versions of three of my projects.

All projects are available through Maven Central.

 

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Bugzilla for Java Java

Short notice

I am sorry that the desperately awaited version of B4J is still not available. B4J is supposed to add XML-RPC session support which I couldn’t follow up for a long time. However, you can use the current Snapshot version available via Sonatype to benefit from the UTF-8 encoding fix, the Jira session support and integration with CSV/Excel Utility. The Maven coordinates are:

<dependency>
  <groupId>eu.ralph-schuster</groupId>
  <artifactId>b4j</artifactId>
  <version>1.5.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
</dependency>
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Bugzilla for Java

Bugzilla for Java 1.4.0 released

V1.4.0 of the B4J project has been released. It contains several bugfixes and migrates Issue Management to JIRA.

You can download the new version here.

The Maven coordinates are:

<dependency>
  <groupid>eu.ralph-schuster</groupid>
  <artifactid>b4j</artifactid>
  <version>1.4.0</version>
</dependency>
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Bugzilla for Java CSV IceScrum Stylesheets Projects Templating

Migration to JIRA

Hi folks,

all projects have migrated to JIRA after Bugzilla issues were transferred  to it. Please do not report into Bugzilla anymore (Links were removed from page but remain in old released versions). The new JIRA instance can be found at jira.ralph-schuster.eu.

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Bugzilla for Java V1.3 released

V1.3 of the B4J project has been released. It contains two major bugfixes related to timestamp parsing and attachments. It also adds the capability to retrieve the content of an attachment.

You can download the new version here.

The Maven coordinates are:

  <groupid>eu.ralph-schuster</groupid>
  <artifactid>b4j</artifactid>
  <version>1.3</version>