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= CrashCatcher =
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= ABRT =
IMPORTANT NOTE!! -> THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN RENAMED TO ABRT - Automatic Bug Reporting Tool
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IMPORTANT NOTE!! -> THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN RENAMED TO ABRT - Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (previously known as CrashCatcher)
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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
 
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* Targeted release: [[Releases/11 | Fedora 11]]  
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/11 | Fedora 11]]  
* Last updated: 2009-02-04
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* Last updated: 2009-03-05
 
* Percentage of completion: 100%
 
* Percentage of completion: 100%
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
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This feature semi-automatically provides information about defects and crashes on user system. It collects necessary data about the crash, generates a report with all information and based on user interaction sends it to some bug reporting system. The gaol is to have this tool heavily plugin-able - so it can be used for any compiled/scripting language and bug reporting system (trac, BZ, 3rd party bug reporting tool ...)
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This feature semi-automatically provides information about defects and crashes on user system. It collects necessary data about the crash, generates a report with all information and based on user interaction sends it to some bug reporting system. The goal is to have this tool heavily plugin-able - so it can be used for any compiled/scripting language and bug reporting system (trac, BZ, 3rd party bug reporting tool ...)
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
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Ease of bug reporting and quick response from maintainers based on info from CrashCatcher should make Fedora more stable and thus more attractive for users.
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Ease of bug reporting and quick response from maintainers based on info from ABRT should make Fedora more stable and thus more attractive for users.
  
 
== Scope ==
 
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* Install CrashCatcher with C/C++ language plugin.
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* Install ABRT with C/C++ language plugin.
 
* Run some app. This app has to be written in C or C++.
 
* Run some app. This app has to be written in C or C++.
 
* kill -s SIGSEGV <pid of app>
 
* kill -s SIGSEGV <pid of app>
* See if CrashCatcher detects it.
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* See if ABRT detects it.
  
 
== User Experience ==
 
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== Documentation ==
 
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* [https://fedorahosted.org/abrt/wiki abrt home page]
* [https://fedorahosted.org/crash-catcher/wiki CrashCatcher home page]
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* Setup and test docs from the test days:
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** [[QA/Test_Days/2009-02-26]]
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** [[Test Day:2009-08-20 ABRT]]
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* [[http://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/a/ab/ABRT.odp ABRT FUDCon Berlin 2009 presentation]]
  
 
== Release Notes ==
 
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== Comments and Discussion ==
 
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* See [[Talk:Features/ABRT]]  <!-- This adds a link to the "discussion" tab associated with your page.  This provides the ability to have ongoing comments or conversation without bogging down the main feature page -->
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:27, 7 October 2009

ABRT

IMPORTANT NOTE!! -> THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN RENAMED TO ABRT - Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (previously known as CrashCatcher)

Summary

The tool to help non-power users with bug reporting, making it as easy as a few mouse clicks.

Owner

  • email: zprikryl@redhat.com, jmoskovc@redhat.com

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 11
  • Last updated: 2009-03-05
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

Detailed Description

This feature semi-automatically provides information about defects and crashes on user system. It collects necessary data about the crash, generates a report with all information and based on user interaction sends it to some bug reporting system. The goal is to have this tool heavily plugin-able - so it can be used for any compiled/scripting language and bug reporting system (trac, BZ, 3rd party bug reporting tool ...)

Benefit to Fedora

Ease of bug reporting and quick response from maintainers based on info from ABRT should make Fedora more stable and thus more attractive for users.

Scope

what has to be done:

  • pluginable architecture
  • daemon for detecting crashes
  • authentication system
  • system detecting if binary belongs to our package (PackageKit support)
  • add-ons for languages
  • plugins for reporters, databases of crashes, specific applications
  • GUI and TUI

It shouldn't affect any part of Fedora, it's desing allows to easilly disable or remove this application completelly.

How To Test

  • Install ABRT with C/C++ language plugin.
  • Run some app. This app has to be written in C or C++.
  • kill -s SIGSEGV <pid of app>
  • See if ABRT detects it.

User Experience

  • If an application crashes, the user is notified by a trayicon (or a message in a log) and a simple wizard will act as a guide through the bug reporting process. All required information is gathered automatically so bug reporting should be easy even for less experienced users.

Dependencies

  • dbus
  • gtk2
  • PackageKit
  • PolicyKit
  • Archer
  • sqlite
  • gtkmm
  • Python
  • glade

Contingency Plan

None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour :)

Documentation

Release Notes

There is no simple tool for debugging programs and reporting bugs in Fedora and providing usefull information needed by package maintainer to fix a bug is often time-consuming and sometimes out of the skill range of an ordinary Fedora user. This tool should fill this gap and help users to fill a report with all required information in just a few mouse clicks.


Comments and Discussion