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Crash Database

2011-11-02 09:00..09:55 in Bonaire 8

Build a crash database for Ubuntu.

Quoting Matthew:

Microsoft, Apple, and Mozilla have dedicated crash tracking systems, separate from their bug trackers. This has multiple benefits, when compared with Launchpad and apport: - people don't need a sign-on account, of any sort, to report crashes - developers aren't spammed with e-mail notifications about duplicate crashes - non-developers aren't spammed with e-mail they don't understand after reporting crashes - the error message, explaining that a window just disappeared because the application crashed, appears in release versions of the software -- not just alphas and betas - contributors can easily see which are the most common causes of crashes - contributors can easily see how reliable their software is compared with previous versions.

For these reasons, Ubuntu should have an error tracker too.

Overview of crash reporters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crash_reporter Public statistics from Mozilla: https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/products/Firefox Previous blueprint: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/crash-tracker Previous blueprint: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/crash-reporting