Bug 34694 (Error-Messages) - [META] Improve usability of error messages
Summary: [META] Improve usability of error messages
Status: NEW
Alias: Error-Messages
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
3.3.1 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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: General-Error-Messages (view as bug list)
Depends on: 34695 40144 40244 PPT4-pre97 53530 56952 58541 59271 60226 61621 62879 65201 69040 79433 87937 93517 95747 95847 98245 98556 101673 103214 104307 106731 113033 116862 120310 120603 123144 124925 125019 51145 57799 72918 94334 112236 120513 124197
Blocks: UX
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Reported: 2011-02-24 21:47 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld Retired
Modified: 2019-04-30 12:56 UTC (History)
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Description Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-02-24 21:47:43 UTC
This is a Meta Bug to collect Bugs concerning useless error messages. 
To add a problem here please insert the Bug No of the original Bug report in "Depends on:" and please leave a short comment here.
In the original reports please attach screenshots and suggestions what additional information you expect.

Assigned to me for now, may be someone wants to take over?
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-02-24 22:21:55 UTC
Nominate: Bug 34695 - Contribute concrete hints concerning problems with document instead of "General Error".
We already had a good solution in OOo 1.1.4
Comment 2 bfoman (inactive) 2013-05-16 12:58:18 UTC
Considering recent events please reassign it to the default assignee and change its status to NEW.
Comment 3 tommy27 2013-11-24 13:18:53 UTC
did it.
Comment 4 retired 2013-11-24 14:01:09 UTC
Not sure if meta bugs are so useful if the only include a hand full of bugs. Why not include "ErrorMessage" in the bug description? Then anybody working on that can display all bugs in the browser, and do a browser search for "ErrorMessage".

Not sure if finding the meta ticket is any faster than that.
Comment 5 bfoman (inactive) 2013-11-25 15:52:10 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Not sure if finding the meta ticket is any faster than that.

IMHO it is more about bugs management than search speed. If you have many bugs with dependencies (like this one for example https://bugs.freedesktop.org/showdependencytree.cgi?id=54157&hide_resolved=0) this can help developers to fix them one by one starting at the lowest level of the dependency tree.
Comment 6 Thomas Lendo 2017-05-20 19:52:59 UTC
*** Bug 40821 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***