Edgy "Crash Reports"?

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at canonical.com
Thu Oct 12 03:43:24 BST 2006

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On Oct 12, 2006, at 7:59 AM, Lloyd D Budd wrote:
> ...
> Firefox's crash generated a "Complete report (recommended)" of 71.8 MB
> and I am supposed to 'Please check the list in your web browser for an
> already existing bug report about this problem." If in doubt create
> it.
> Manually, determining if it is an existing bug does not seem
> reasonable for most people using Ubuntu.
> Including the top of the stack of the thread that crashed in the
> dialog might help in checking, but I still don't see this as an
> experience manageable by most people.
> Is uploading 70 MB really desirable? Shouldn't uploading the reduced
> report by the first step "(recommended)"?
> Are these crash files cleaned up automatically?
> MPT suggestion of automating and storing in it's own Db not only seems
> recommended, but necessary. Automatically considering the reduced
> report before sending the complete report also seems desirable.
> ...

I've now proposed the CrashReporting specification for discussion at 
UDS Mountain View, so we can solve these problems for Edgy+1.

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