Normally, we test a Bugzilla release by upgrading bugzilla.mozilla.org to the release candidate. However, there is concern that we don’t want to have extended Bugzilla downtime (which is always a risk when doing an upgrade) while trying to release Firefox and Thunderbird 1.0.
On the other hand, we’ve been trying to release Bugzilla 2.18 for the past six months, and we don’t want another two months of delay (a month to Firefox 1.0 and then a month recovering and dealing with other related crises) now that we are so close.
So do we:
- Upgrade anyway and hope we don’t break anything too badly?
- Don’t upgrade, wait until after 1.0, and have a delayed 2.18?
- Release anyway, and let other sites find the bugs?
Answers on a postcard…