Mozilla hits one million bugs – thanks for making the Web better with us

We passed a significant milestone on Wednesday. Mozilla’s installation of the Bugzilla bug-tracking software reached the landmark of bug number 1,000,000.

Our Bugzilla installation has been running since Mozilla started in 1998, and tracked bugs, issues, enhancement requests, work projects and almost any other kind of task, across the whole breadth of Mozilla. There are over a thousand other projects and companies that use Bugzilla, including Yahoo! and Red Hat. At Mozilla, anyone who gets an account can file a bug – that’s part of what it means to be an open, transparent and participatory project. Some of the people who filed the earliest bugs are still involved in the project today, and have amassed quite astounding bug-filing counts. Most of the bugs are now resolved, one way or another, and it’s probably fitting that the oldest open one is a request for an enhancement to Bugzilla itself.

So thanks to all those who have filed, triaged, processed or fixed bugs in our Bugzilla installation over the years, and to all those who have hacked on the software. (Bugzilla the project is very much alive and used widely across the industry; if you want to help, here’s how.) Bugzilla has been an essential tool in making our software as great as it is, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Here’s to the next 1,000,000!

About Gervase Markham

Gervase Markham works for Mozilla, where he tries to know just enough about everything to be dangerous. He likes solving complex problems which have social, technical, policy, human and legal aspects. He is a follower of Jesus, a lover of good cheese, and a supporter of Liverpool FC.

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About Robert Nyman [Editor emeritus]

Technical Evangelist & Editor of Mozilla Hacks. Gives talks & blogs about HTML5, JavaScript & the Open Web. Robert is a strong believer in HTML5 and the Open Web and has been working since 1999 with Front End development for the web - in Sweden and in New York City. He regularly also blogs at and loves to travel and meet people.

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  1. Gervase Markham

    For more geeky stats, see here: .

    April 28th, 2014 at 05:38
  2. Viktor

    FireFox still has a bug when hardware acceleration is on (by default): in case when mouse over the element with an image and animation occurs (“transition” for examle) then when you move out the cursor picture move left on one pixel (with blur) and then returns to normal view (sorry form my english). Without hardware acceleration everything is ok

    May 20th, 2014 at 12:35

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