Closed Bug 1548742 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago

Spelling error in console warning: "Unkown category"


(Toolkit :: Telemetry, defect, P3)




Tracking Status
firefox-esr60 --- wontfix
firefox66 --- wontfix
firefox67 --- wontfix
firefox68 --- fixed


(Reporter: jaws, Assigned: dilip.sridhar.c, Mentored)




(Keywords: good-first-bug, regression, Whiteboard: [good first bug][lang=c++])


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While fixing this bug, we should update the warning to include the category name that can't be found.

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Mentor: jrediger
Whiteboard: [good first bug][lang=c++]

:jaws, can you state what's the best way to include the category name? Just nsPrintfCString?

Flags: needinfo?(jaws)
Priority: -- → P3

The following compiles for me but I'm not sure if it's the best route:

NS_ConvertUTF8toUTF16(NS_LITERAL_CSTRING("Unknown category for SetEventRecordingEnabled: ") + category));

Georg, does that look OK to you?

Flags: needinfo?(jaws) → needinfo?(gfritzsche)
Flags: needinfo?(gfritzsche) → needinfo?(chutten)

Looks good to me.

Flags: needinfo?(chutten)
Assignee: nobody → dilip.sridhar.c
Flags: needinfo?(jrediger)
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Spelling error in console warning: "Unkown category". r=janerik

I approved the patch and pushed it off to autoland. After some tests it will get merged into the main repository and land in Firefox soon.

Hey Jan,

Thanks for the review. Could you kindly help me find my next contribution.


Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla68

@DILIP: Unfortunately I don't have any good next bugs at hand in our Telemetry module, but if you head over to Codetribute you might be able to find something suitable in another part of Firefox or the wider Mozilla projects ecosystem.

@Jan - I will check it out. Thank you for your support and mentoring with this bug. It was a great experience working with you.


Has Regression Range: --- → yes
Keywords: regression
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