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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.CrashReport?
From: Boris Schaeling (boris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-09 05:34:07

On Wed, 09 Sep 2009 11:21:03 +0200, Edouard A. <edouard_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Wed, 09 Sep 2009 11:15:47 +0200, "Boris Schaeling"
> <boris_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> I would prefer something platform-independent and something I've more
>> control over (eg. not every user wants crash reports to be transmitted
>> automatically to a website). In the moment I would give google-breakpad
>> a
>> try although it doesn't come with any documentation.
> A legitimate concern (btw Windows error reporting is fully customizable
> by
> the user).
> In my opinion the difficulty of the crash reporting library is on the
> server side, that doesn't mean there's nothing to do on the client side.
> What a Boost.Crash library could do is be able to gather a "minidump"
> plus
> some logs, package that in a file and have it ready to be handed over to
> whatever reporting server you're using.

In my opinion the most difficult part is to make an end-user send more
relevant information than "Your program doesn't work". :) If I would
develop for Windows only I would probably go with Microsoft's Winqual
program. In order to support various platforms more easily I would prefer
something application-centric though (I don't know if Apple, Sun, Redhat
etc. all have their own crash reporting tools you could opt-in?).


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