[Dev] Dabo, Wax, others?
pbossut at osafoundation.org
Fri Sep 16 16:27:29 PDT 2005
If that's the only disavantage, I'm all for blessing talkback (and
adding library asserts and feedback on python) as a new "feature" in
whatever we call release. I don't want to sound funny but the number of
existing users we will inconvenience or confuse is... ahem... "small"...
As a data point, all MS Office apps do report bugs now "a la talkback"
as well as Windows XP and Firefox (as mentioned by Alec). I witness the
difference it made in the MS Office team to estimate the criticallity
of bugs: huge!
So, IMHO, it's a fair addition to whatever we call release. It will
definitely generate very useful data, even from a high level point of
view (e.g. how often a given crash is reported...).
John Anderson wrote:
> The only disavantage of callihng this release is we already have a
> release version and it doesn't have feedback on python or library
> asserts, which is what we need feedback on.
> Alec Flett wrote:
>> How about calling it "the release"?
>> This functionality can go out in release-level products - Windows XP
>> and Firefox are two that I can think of that have this functionality
>> built in to the end-user release. I'm sure there are more.
>> John Anderson wrote:
>>> Maybe we should change the name so your mother would install it if
>>> she's interested in sending back automated results.
>>> Andi Vajda wrote:
>>>>> I agree it makes sense for a end user debug version to send info
>>>>> back to us
>>>> It seems to me that something labelled "end user debug version" is
>>>> not something my mother would ever install, yet it would be useful
>>>> if she reported
>>>> bugs via something like talkback.
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