Login for bug reporting
krammer at kde.org
Wed Feb 6 17:56:23 GMT 2013
at FOSDEM I was approached by a person who asked me to relay his
dissatisfaction with the requirement of having a KDE Bugzilla account to
report crashes via the KDE crash handler dialog.
The issue in his case was kind of made worse by having this obstacle appear
too late, i.e. after he had followed the instructions to create a useful
backtrace and had downloaded several tens of megabytes of debug symbols.
Being a FOSS developer himself he said that he understands the need for having
a communication channel with the reported, but just having an email address
for that would be sufficient (e.g. Debian's bug tracker works that way).
So the question is whether alternative login options  are something we
could do or whether this is impossible in our setup or just something we don't
want to do because of certain drawbacks.
 assuming that a KDE bugzilla login is nowadays a KDE Identity login, could
we have something like on the Wikis, e.g. OpenID, or something comment
sections of websites used, e.g. "login via Facebook"?
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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