Login for bug reporting

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 21:16:42 GMT 2013

2013/2/6, Kevin Krammer <krammer at kde.org>:
> Hi folks,
> 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 [1] 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.

We have some vague ideas to make the crash reporter not use bugzilla
at all, and instead submit backtraces to a separate server, which may
very well be anonymous (or optionally anonymous). See how Firefox
sends crash reports, for example.

But... don't hold your breath.


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