Bugzilla API 1.0 Released

I am proud to announce the release of version 1.0 of the Bugzilla REST API. BzAPI has been stable now for about six months, and so it seems like a good time to make a 1.0 release :-)

To give you some idea of how much it’s being used, in the week from 2nd to 9th October, there were 161,000 hits on the server – that’s an average of 23,000 requests for (or submissions of) bugzilla.mozilla.org data every day.

New In 1.0

  • Performance improvements for requests involving history
  • Bugzilla 4.2 branch and current trunk supported (as of the date of release)
  • You can now set values for custom fields when creating bugs
  • Increased length limits for URLs, up to 16k chars or your webserver’s limit, whichever is smaller

Compatibility Notes

  • In Bugzilla trunk and 4.2, the XML-RPC “comments” API has acquired an additional “count” field, which gives the number of the comment in order on the bug. The REST API’s “/comments” call does not include this field, because we can’t simulate it for older clients. However, this field may appear in other implementations of the REST API in the future, e.g. one which is built into Bugzilla itself.
  • Version 0.8 is now no longer available on the api-dev server.

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