[Desktop13.04-Topic] Integrate a Paper Cuts toolbelt into ubuntu-dev-tools
brendan.donegan at canonical.com
Thu Oct 25 14:00:36 UTC 2012
On 25/10/12 14:00, Chris Wilson wrote:
> Presumably the user already has the application in question open,
> so it
> would be simpler to allow them to point to an open window and have the
> reporting program work out the package from that.
> Now that does sound like a good idea. Do you if there's anything in
> GTK that can extract meta data from a window simply by clicking on it,
> or anything along those lines?
To be a bit more helpful, there is the command 'xprop _NET_WM_PID' which
gets the PID of the window you click on and then you can 'cat
/proc/$PID/stat' and it has the name of the package in the output.
> With that in mind, couldn't this be implemented as a command-line
> to ubuntu-bug to cause it to send a reduced set of information and do
> the paper-cut-specific stuff, plus if necessary an additional
> utility to deal with application selection? It could then live in
> apport rather than needing a new package, and we won't need to dilute
> the message about using ubuntu-bug to report bugs.
> "ubuntu-bug --papercut rhythmbox" would work well for our needs. We
> could bundle the GUI app into another package, perhaps
> ubuntu-dev-tools-extra. How does that sound?
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