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Re: [PATCH] Crash Reporter


Am 2019-04-14 18:50, schrieb Tomasz Wlostowski:
Dear all,

The attached patchset introduces a builtin crash reporter for Kicad -
that is a window that pops up in case of a segmentation fault/other
serious error, kindly apologizes to the user and lets him/her submit
(anonymously) a bug report to us. It's loosely based on wxDebugReport,
with a lot of new code (i.e. stack walker for windows or more meaningful
report format...).

This is particularly targeted at Windows/OSX users, since getting a
useful stack trace on these systems is considerably more difficult (at
least for non-programmers) than on (L)Unixes.

I invite you to test it, in case recent KiCad nightlies have become too
stable, you can always simulate a crash through 'Help->Simulate Kicad


Hi Tom-

I'm very happy to see these patches and am excited to try them out! Unfortunately, like others, I won't have time to really poke at this until after KiCon. But if others are comfortable with it, please don't wait for me.

One addition that would be nice is making the destination URL and enabling/disabling of the reporter advanced config settings instead of defines.


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