Automated crash reporting
Posted Jun 15, 2010 23:02 UTC (Tue) by midg3t
In reply to: Mark Shuttleworth at LinuxTag
Parent article: Mark Shuttleworth at LinuxTag
I think it is going too far to expect any involvement from the user with automated crash reports. That is, after all, the whole point of automating them. The value is in collating crash reports in order to prioritize bug fixing efforts, as well as being aware of where the application is crashing so that the entire class of bugs (crashes) can be fixed. Of course Linux users are often technical enough that they will be willing to provide extra information (such as the environment and actions that produce the crash) but that should definitely be an optional step.
kerneloops.org is a good example of doing this properly.
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