DrKonqi 2 moved to kdereview

George Kiagiadakis kiagiadakis.george at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 22:10:55 BST 2009

2009/4/15 Martin Koller <kollix at aon.at>:
> On Tuesday 14 April 2009, George Kiagiadakis wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> As you may (or may not) already know, Darío Andrés and I have been working on
>> an improved version of the KDE crash handler, drkonqi, in the past few months.
> Is there also a global option somewhere to turn drkonqi completely OFF ?
> I usually find normal users not knowing what to do with the crash window (I'm still on KDE3
> and there I often get a crash of nspluginviewer, for example).

There always has been such an option, well hidden though.
Just add "export KDE_DEBUG=true" in your ~/.profile or whatever...

This option is well hidden and undocumented, though. I think it is not the best
approach to disable drkonqi, it is better to keep the dialog and
explain to the user
what he needs to do. Also, it is a nice feedback if a background
application crashes.
For example, I'm a kmess user and kmess currently doesn't use the KDE crash
handler and sometimes I find myself in a situation where I think kmess
is running,
while it actually has crashed some hours before and I have never been notified
about it. The new dialog tries to be as user friendly as possible, explaining in
detail to the user what he needs to do, so imho it is wrong to provide
to the end
user such an option.

Btw, there is a wish is here about that:
It will probably be closed as WONTFIX...

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