Reducing dialogues rate (was: Re: Disabling whoopsie by default in the 12.04.1 release)

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Tue Aug 7 16:28:14 UTC 2012

On Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 10:56:12AM +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> Le 07/08/2012 08:40, Steve Langasek a écrit :
> >that data that aren't giving users a bad impression (if indeed that's what's
> >happening).  For instance, what if we were to only pop up the whoopsie
> >prompt for every fifth crash on a user's system on a stable release?  The
> >per-user dialogue rate would be slashed by 80% (er, except for the fact that
> That would be good to reduce the spamming but it would also breaks
> what Evan and Matthew consider one of the main features, telling
> users about problem when they happen and gives an easy way to
> restart the applications when it closed. We could maybe do something
> like that on session start though? If you log in and 5 reports are
> "waiting" on the disk we should probably not have 5 dialogs
> displaying in sequence...

I agree.  And I understand this is now being worked on.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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