These days many popular applications (such as Firefox or every KDE app) launch a user friendly reporter in case of a crash.
LibreOffice is missing one.
As there are already FOSS solutions available, integrating one is hopefully not too difficult. The IMHO most obvious candidate is Google's Breakpad because it's in active development, already in real-world use in eg. Firefox, and works on many platforms.
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I have been involved in several bugs where the absence for a crash report (for WIN) was very hindering.
May be you also want to vote on the new nonofficial Voting Page?
Well we don't need one with Mac OSX 10.6 at least, can't remember if on 10.4 and 10.5 it works the same, if LibO crashes the OS automatically generates a stack trace.
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> Well we don't need one with Mac OSX 10.6 at least, can't remember if on 10.4
> and 10.5 it works the same, if LibO crashes the OS automatically generates a
> stack trace.
LO could also integrate will crash reporters on all platforms (eg. Dr Konqui with KDE integration, similar for GNOME integration and so on).
Breakpad was just an example. Whatever works best but manual debugging really sucks.
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Please consider reopening this bug, which is actually a request for enhancement. There is little additional information that can be provided, so I don't understand why it had been marked as NEEDINFO in the first place: either a crash reporter is added in LibreOffice, or it is not. (Yes, I understand that it is not that trivial!) What's more, if it is added, the crash reporter will provide information for many of those bugs, that I assume are also being closed as WONTFIX, due to lack of additional information.
BTW, why was this bug closed not once, but four times? Is someone so vehemently opposed to adding a crash reporter to LibreOffice?
Hey sorry about that - the duplicate closing was an error on Florian's part that he's now more than aware of ;-)
Re-opening. Of course - what we badly need here is not just the enhancement request, but someone to jump in and work on the problem - could that be you ? :-) all patches gratefully received.
> could that be you ? :-)
My coding days are long past, so, probably not. :-(
However, didn't the old OpenOffice.org used to have such a feature, before the days of LibreOffice? If so, perhaps the relevant code can be reinstated.
Changed back to NEW as a valid request closed by mistake.
According to https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Gsoc/Ideas#Crash_reporter_service crash reporter is disabled due to lack of collector service backend. If this can't be recreated, then Breakpad reimplementation along with eg. Socorro server and UI interface (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Socorro) setup would give QA needed tools to integrate crash reports stats from all platforms into one database.
Some documentation how collector service worked in OpenOffice.org in the past: http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/CrashReporting#How_does_the_Tool_work_internally.3F
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Adding self to CC if not already on
Was looking at the GSoC page and see that Marcus removed the entry from the page last month.
Markus: can we consider this as done with this commit https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=a46ef637d5f37962f826969cb2d7eb4cb9ba81c6 or is there still some work to be done?
Better late than never. :)