DrKonqi improvement idea

Niko Sams niko.sams at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 19:20:09 GMT 2012

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 11:36, Thomas Zander <zander at kde.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 11 March 2012 11.26.53 Niko Sams wrote:
>> I'd like to talk about an idea on how DrKonqi
> []
>> What software could crashes.kde.org run? I'm not sure, maybe abugzilla
>> installation or somethingcustom written. Or some other bugtracking
>> software.
> I'd say this is a great idea, mostly because it means a lot more can be
> automated on lots of ends.
> Naturally, the actual automation means research and development, which means
> manpower.   I didn't get from your email if you wanted to volunteer for some
> of this work :)
> Personally I'd go for a solution that also tries to register the last 20
> keystrokes and 20 mouse clicks (qt global event listener) and if and when a
> crash occurs that info can be send with the backtrace.  So even if there are
> no debug packages installed we get some info to do data-mining on.
That would provide useful information? I guess it depends on the
application and bug.

> Either case, I'd think you want something custom written. Its not too much
> work to do the basics and maybe we can steal some code that compares
> backtraces and steal some ideas or code for on-disk data-store of those
> backtraces.
The existing solutions are very complex and have lots of features. And
they solve different
use cases.

> Niko, I'm wondering if you can help out with realization of your ideas, and
> if you have php or perl skills for instance.
> I might find some time on my hands, and it sounds like a fun (and needed)
> project so I could help out.
I would have php skills, but I don't have that much spare time.

But with the positive feedback so far I think I will start with something.


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