Subject: It .CRASHED, now what?
From: Bryce Nesbitt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 07 2001 - 18:43:05 CST
Several times I've had AbiWord crash (more than a few times over the months & years).
On Unix at least, it catches the signal and writes a .CRASHED file. This is good.
But what more can be done? I'd like to see a little bit more about Abi's
internal state written somewhere, for inclusion in bug reports. Even better would be a
"fullcircle talkbalk" kind of situation where the user can readily send a bug report.
Any crash. Any crash at all is a serious matter.
Even if AbiSource just got a pile of bug reports indicating in which function AbiWord
crashed, trends would soon become clear. Bugzilla could easily be extended (I've done
it before) to include a program counter or function name as the crash location.
Rock solid stability is a goal within the reach of AbiSource, and a distinguishing
factor from other projects (like OpenOffice) that probably can never the same level
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