11 years ago
a software bug reporting tool would be great, especially for RCs
I agree, being one such user comming across this while trying to find a way to report a bug, ok i have used linux for some time, but i have no interest in messing about looking for over complex methods of doing things.
@vincentv Yes, something like that. Does it post it automatically on Launchpad or does it need for you to be registered? It would also be better for it to have a GUI and not running from command line.
I know Mint developers are already busy with other projects, but this idea could be useful someday.
Just noticed and reported a bug in a program that I noticed just because a friend of mine asked me to do something I've never needed to do with that program, guess you understand what I'm trying to say...
That's one of the reasons why we need a bug reporting tool.
Its a good idea but I could see without registering the user anonymous bugs being reported.
What chassum says is true. Mint's dev team is small compared to, say Debian.
But I really like the idea & voted in favour of it. Debian's bug reporting tool allows users to write descriptions of bugs too, so if properly used, it won't deteriorate the quality of bug reports.
There are no that many people prone to report a bug, even with a tool. The noise to signal ratio would surely increase, but there might be the possibility that this will help noticing bugs that otherwise would be left un-noticed
On the other hand, it may merely increase the noise to signal ratio. I'm pretty sure the developers don't want to sort through thousands of poorly (or erroneously) documented and duplicated bugs. Someone who takes the time to register a Launchpad account my be more inclined to spend the time in creating a useful bug ticket.
It's practical idea, right !