still thinking of how to get better and faster feedback (and less useless reports – thanks to fer for rejecting empty stacktraces in bug-buddy), we’re still closing way too many needinfo bugs as incomplete.
one idea: stock responses providing direct info which debug packages to install on a per-app basis (more feedback welcome).
also, there was a nice comment to my last blog entry by a reader named Yo Baby:
when installing community distros, add a
"Thank you for installing $YOUR_FAVORITE_DISTRO! If you like to help making GNOME better and have enough free diskspace, we kindly ask you to install additional debug packages that make finding the cause of bugs and fixing them easier and faster after reporting them. Installing those debug packages will approximately add $WHATEVER MB to your system."
and add a *direct* option to install them.
i assume that vendors would be interested in better quality, less crashers, and happy users?
so is this doable, at least for ubuntu/fedora/suse? is this a good idea at all, or should i just go to sleep now? :-)
(and do i have to poke folks directly to get this done instead of getting a “nice idea, would be cool to get this done by somebody, but not me” response?)
ubuntu 7.04, fedora 7, suse 10.3, where are you?