Is it still the case that (as discussed in this question here a year and a half ago) if you want to import from Bugzilla to Jira ondemand then you need to:
that's an interesting idea (I suppose you mean here exporting list of issues - search results - into XML and then importing it to JIRA). But I cannot recall anyone else raising such request.
Rememember that thanks to direct access to Bugzilla DB, JIRA Importers Plugin can make a lot of informed decisions about field types, projects, users, etc. I suppose that XML won't include all such information.
Also according to the spec XML is not Bugzilla API, so it may be fragile to depend on it. I have no experience though wrt how stable/unstable the structure of XML has been over last years.
Yes, the XML button that appears at the bottom of search results. I suspect that the XML is more stable than the SQL schema. An example bug looks like this:
<creation_ts>2013-06-19 10:58:00 +1000</creation_ts>
<delta_ts>2013-06-19 10:58:20 +1000</delta_ts>
<reporter name="Oliver Bock">email@example.com</reporter>
<assigned_to name="Oliver Bock">firstname.lastname@example.org</assigned_to>
<who name="Oliver Bock">email@example.com</who>
<bug_when>2013-06-19 10:58:20 +1000</bug_when>
<thetext>The first, and in this case only, comment.</long_desc>
For me the benefit would be that I could move the bugs from one small upcoming release over to Jira. If we like it then we would move the rest. The current situation is both a lot of work and is pretty much one way. This feels too risky for me when Bugzilla is stable and with a few more hacks to our scripts can probably do what we want.
(If Jira wanted the extra information they currently get directly from the Bugzilla database then they could provide a Bugzilla add-on to turn this core information into XML.)
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