Bug 145857 - Show the CPU architecture in About dialog
Summary: Show the CPU architecture in About dialog
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 151018 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: About-Dialog
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Reported: 2021-11-23 20:20 UTC by Roman Kuznetsov
Modified: 2022-12-26 08:12 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Roman Kuznetsov 2021-11-23 20:20:56 UTC
Add info about CPU vendor/model into About dialog

Today we have LibreOffice for at least two processor architectures (x86 and ARM) and many vendors: Intel, AMD, Apple, other ARM vendors (if we mean any mobile devices)

I suggest to add info about CPU vendor or even CPU model into our About dialog. 

I think it should help our QA team

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:
We don't see what CPU bug reporter uses even he/she added info from About dialog to the report and should ask about it

Expected Results:
We see what CPU bug reporter uses at once by info from About dialog and we are happy

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Kevin Suo 2021-11-24 07:21:03 UTC
Yes, CPU vendor/model is very helpful information. Set to NEW.
Comment 2 Luboš Luňák 2022-08-26 08:47:08 UTC
I disagree. It may be perhaps useful to know the CPU architecture (32bit x86, 64bit x86-64, Apple M1, ...), but it should be completely irrelevant for LO if the CPU is AMD Athlon or Intel Celeron, as long as it works.
Comment 3 Mike Kaganski 2022-08-26 09:12:58 UTC
(In reply to Luboš Luňák from comment #2)

I agree that from *LO developer* PoV, this should be irrelevant. However, I have a *gut feeling* that using CPU names *could* be useful when QA communicates with users, or when they get some overall picture out of many bug reports, being e.g. able to see some pattern in CPU models. So I would ask *QA* to discuss if *they* feel this information useful for them.
Comment 4 Mike Kaganski 2022-08-26 09:18:27 UTC
FYI: https://github.com/pytorch/cpuinfo (or similar) could possibly be used as a cross-platform library to obtain the information.
Comment 5 Xisco Faulí 2022-09-08 08:21:10 UTC
Maybe we can just start by adding the CPU architecture and later, if needed, add more info
Comment 6 m_a_riosv 2022-09-08 10:47:07 UTC
IMO it could be of some use, e.g. when the typical question arises that something is being slow.
Comment 7 Timur 2022-09-14 12:49:59 UTC
Another info that may be useful is distro name. 
Now we only see like "Linux 5.15" and not Ubuntu, Mint, SUSE, RHEL etc.
Comment 8 Roman Kuznetsov 2022-09-17 12:50:49 UTC
*** Bug 151018 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Stephan Bergmann 2022-10-24 16:25:13 UTC
(note the related <https://git.libreoffice.org/core/+/76601f1e935ec7cebbfec26c988bf6f77c638052%5E%21> "Always include target CPU architecture in About dialog Version Information", though that is about the CPU architecture for which LibreOffice has been built rather than the CPU architecture on which LibreOffice is run)
Comment 10 Roman Kuznetsov 2022-12-26 08:12:10 UTC
Closed as FIXED by Stephan's commit
Comment 11 Roman Kuznetsov 2022-12-26 08:12:28 UTC
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Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 5b18eebc2c95321ce7e6edf10f4df81557382a48
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19043; UI render: Skia/Vulkan; VCL: win
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI: ru-RU
Calc: threaded