CHANGES file is hopelessly outdated

RESOLVED FIXED in Bugzilla 2.14

Status

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Bugzilla
Bugzilla-General
P1
normal
RESOLVED FIXED
17 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: myk, Assigned: Matthew Barnson)

Tracking

unspecified
Bugzilla 2.14
x86
Linux

Details

(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
The "CHANGES" file in the Bugzilla distribution has not been updated since 1999.
 It should either be deleted or be redone with links to whereever it is we store
this information nowadays (just like we updated the README file last milestone).
This file needs to stay in the archive for people upgrading from versions 2.6 and 
older.  They need to do everything listed in this file before they run 
checksetup.pl for the first time, because checksetup.pl didn't exist yet at that 
time.  However, if it's not clear already, it should be made clear that's the 
purpose of the file, and it should be mentioned in the readme....
Assignee: justdave → barnboy
Priority: -- → P1
Target Milestone: --- → Bugzilla 2.14
I will add something about this into the release notes.  We need to rename this
file to something like "CHANGES-pre-2.8".

Let's make sure we have this right though.  2.10 was the first version that had
checksetup.pl?  In other words, anyone upgrading from 2.8 or later is covered by
checksetup.pl?  And you only have to make changes before checksetup.pl if
you're  running 2.6 or earlier?
I *believe* (not positive) that thanks to the efforts of some other people 
upgrading, that checksetup.pl will upgrade anything from version 2.5 onwards.  It 
was not in the distribution until 2.10, but has had changes made to it since then 
to allow it to upgrade earlier versions.  I'm pretty sure 2.5 is the earliest 
version it supports.  I would probably leave the "pre-2.8" designation on the 
file anyway, just to play it safe.
(Assignee)

Updated

17 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Assignee)

Comment 4

17 years ago
Changed name to "UPGRADING-pre-2.8".
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Moving to Bugzilla product
Component: Bugzilla → Bugzilla-General
Product: Webtools → Bugzilla
Version: Bugzilla 2.13 → unspecified
QA Contact: matty_is_a_geek → default-qa
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