BMO ❤️ Emoji: will be down for eight hours on July 14th, 2018

Dear BMO users: will be completely unavailable on Saturday, July 14th between 13:00:00 UTC and 21:00:00 UTC.

During this time the database will be migrated to support unicode characters outside of the Basic Multilingual Plane.

After the work is completed (which may take less than 8 hours) BMO will support all unicode characters.

happy bmo push day (old post)

release tag

the following changes have been pushed to

  • [1471417] Remove XUL from attachment Content Type options; add SVG to standard options; mark PDF viewable
  • [1344080] Module headers should be minified when the module is open
  • [1469378] Update feed daemon to only manage subscribers on a revision if the bug is private, otherwise leave it alone
  • [1469373] Phabbugz fails with undefined error when phab user without linked BMO account accepts BMO linked revision
  • [1472048] Remove Metrics Code
  • [1471966] Blue “new changes since” bar disappears too quickly
  • [1472196] Disable use of editbugs as edit policy since group member syncing is currently broken on prod bmo

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happy bmo push day!

release tag

the following changes have been pushed to

  • [1467297] variable masks earlier declaration in in Phabbugz extension
  • [1467271] When making a revision public, make the revision editable only by the bmo-editbugs-team project (editbugs)
  • [1456877] Add a wrapper around libcmark_gfm to Bugzilla
  • [1468818] Re-introduce is_markdown to the longdescs table (schema-only)
  • [1469689] Remove Bugzilla Helper and custom bug entry form links from Browse page
  • [1419971] Add new Developer Tools and WebExtensions products to easy product selector on Browse and Enter Bug pages
  • [1469827] The etiquette check on “Create new a Bugzilla account” lacks a proper label
  • [1469920] Update schema: add a nickname to profiles table and a fulltext index on the profiles realname field
  • [1469333] Check attachment file size client-side and inform user of too large file before uploading it
  • [1461379] API DB Availability Exceptions on recurring BMO scripts
  • [1393146] Automate blocking IPs that bugzilla flags as exceeding rate limits
  • [1470275] Copy Summary button should give some feedback
  • [1470343] GitHub PR diff is not decoded in UTF-8
  • [1470485] Create new policies using PhabricatorProjectsAllPolicyRule instead of PhabricatorProjectsPolicyRule
  • [1469881] Patches posted by Phabricator to Bugzilla don’t list the patch author
  • [1457900] When restricting a revision to a bugzilla group we should tag the revision with the project
  • [1471044] Allow some model classes to have dynamic column names with class method DYNAMIC_COLUMNS
  • [1470966] “Status” column in Phabricator dashboard isn’t very useful
  • [1452096] Some custom dropdown UI widgets stay fixed and don’t move with scroll
  • [1471304] Block sending mail to hosts that end with .tld or .bugs
  • [1457550] Update scripts/ suitability for current BMO infrastructure.
  • [1469023] Show “new changes since (datetime)” indicator that links to unread changes/comments

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happy bmo push day!

release tag

the following changes have been pushed to

  • [1459336] feed daemon skips setting r+ for accepted revision if the same user already has a flag set even if flag is status of ?
  • [1460466] Phab bot does not create r+ for acceptance when there are still blocking reviewers
  • [1440086] Refactor PhabBugz extension code to use new module for better type checking
  • [1458664] Feed daemon when adding or updating a new project in Phabricator, it should fix permissions and also make sure phab-bot is project member
  • [1462686] Current phabbugz in bmo master still refers to get_phab_bmo_ids() which is no longer part of the code
  • [1461819] Plack::Handler::Apache2 accidentally unsets $ENV{MOD_PERL}
  • [1461400] Log errors in webservices when undef values are passed to $self->type()

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Changes to Secure Bugmail on

There’s a big change coming on May 16th, 2018:

We’ve replaced the encryption code for secure bugmail.
All OpenPGP-formatted bugmail will be encrypted using the openpgp.js library.
There are no changes to the S/MIME encryption, and if you’re already using S/MIME my recommendation is to continue using it.

There are upsides (such as a new feature and several bugfixes) and only a single downside to this change.


  • Feature: Messages may be encrypted using the Elliptic curves P-256, P-384, P-521, SECP-256k1, Curve25519, and Ed25519 (You can generate ECC keys with the command gpg --expert --full-gen-key and choosing option 9)
  • Fix Bug 790487: Messages will be encrypted to subkeys when possible.
  • Fix Bug 1190749: Messages will be encrypted using AES256, instead of CAST 5
  • Fix Bug 1256321: Messages will not be encrypted with expired keys.

Future Upsides

In addition to these changes, future work may allow:

  • Generating and receiving wild card key IDs in public-key encrypted session key packets.
  • Experimental opt-in authenticated encryption (AES-EAX, OCB, or GCM) based on the IETF proposal

The Downside

There are a few users whose keys will not work for various reasons.
If you’re one of those users, you can expect an email today (May 11th) explaining your options.


In anticipation of questions that may be asked, here are some answers.

Why OpenPGP.js?

  • Using gpg is difficult because its API is based on executing processes and communicating over 4 (or perhaps more) file descriptors.
  • Using gpg is also stateful because it must maintain its own key database.
  • Our existing OpenPGP library, while considered the second-most-complete OpenPGP implementation, hasn’t been actively maintained in a while. ProtonMail is actively maintaining OpenPGP.js since 2016, and this inspires confidence.
  • OpenPGP.js has undergone two complete security audits from Cure53. The first audit is available for review.

Will my GPG key work?

Probably. If not, you’ll be hearing from me.

If you would like to check your own key, you can use this baroque single page app to see what keys OpenPGP.js supports.