Apport in stable releases [was: Re: Do you really want developers to be on this list]

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Fri Nov 14 10:50:35 UTC 2008

On Fri, 14 Nov 2008 09:44:00 +0100 Markus Hitter <mah at> wrote:
>Am 14.11.2008 um 03:25 schrieb Scott Kitterman:
>> Perhaps Apport could be taught to roll the dice and return crash  
>> reports in
>> some fraction of cases post-release (perhaps 5 or 10 percent).   
>> This would
>> help us catch regressions.
>I don't see a reason why Apport is automatically switched off at some  
>point in time. If a user is enthusiastic enough to run alpha and beta  
>releases (s)he already agrees to Apport's doing, so it would be  
>reasonable to maintain this state beyond the update to the stable  

I find Pitti's reasons reasonably compelling.  If we left it on 
post-release, it would be for everyone, not just people who installed 
pre-release.  We'd be flooded with stacks of dupes mostly to existing bugs 
and no one to triage, let alone fix them.

Scott K

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