On 2 Aug 2008 Rob Kendrick wrote:
On Sat, 02 Aug 2008 06:43:18 +0100
Jess Hampshire <jesshampshire(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
> My take on the situation is that the log being discussed was sent
> direct response to the request that Netsurf itself makes when it dies.
No. NetSurf requests that people file a bug report, and attach the
log. Just sending a log with no context what-so-ever does not
constitute a bug report. It does not help us fix bugs. It will not
make the browser more stable for you. It doesn't help anyone at all.
I've had numerous occasions on which NetSurf has spontaneously crashed
when I've tried to quit it or shut down the system or when I'm doing
something else altogether. It's very difficult to give very much
contextual information, but the log should give you some idea of what
ultimately caused the crash (usually but not always a segmentation
fault), what pages were last visited, what objects were last requested
and what various registers were pointing to.
I agree that the tracker is the place to report such problems despite
it's irritating login problems. However apart from the management
capabilities it provides, including the ability to add further
information, it's not really that different from an email message with
a subject (summary), body (description) and attachment (log). In fact
email doesn't normally choke on attachments over 300 kBytes!
|_|. _ Richard Porter http://www.minijem.plus.com/