Closed Bug 908896 Opened 6 years ago Closed 2 years ago

Write an about:crashes app


(Firefox OS Graveyard :: Gaia, defect)

Gonk (Firefox OS)
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blocking-b2g -


(Reporter: fabrice, Unassigned, Mentored)



(Keywords: feature)

That's the gaia side of the gecko patch that landed in bug 791380.
FYI, I have blogged my ideas for this in - including some thoughts about possible UI.
Bug 791380 was marked koi+ and it's not that useful without the bug here, so requesting that flag here as well.
blocking-b2g: --- → koi?
I would be super happy if we could just rewrite the existing about:crashes page to be this, and share the code between desktop and B2G.
Hey Ian, I know this is totally random but would you have time to work on this?
Flags: needinfo?(iliu)
Hi James,

The wanted Crashes App is pretty interesting for me. And it's very meaningful for improving stability of Firefox OS. I would like to take and implement it during some available time. 

For the user story, what's the expected layout of the crashes report? Everywhere I looked at some Firefox crashes reports. There are some displayed ways.

a). View the crash id via browser. Just type the config "about:crashes" in url link.
b). Integrate the report to mozilla crash reports(
c). Just having a view for displaying reports in the crashes app only.

I'm not sure which way is most convenient for a user/developer.
Should we need UX team for the scope? Looks like many ideas in here.:) (
Flags: needinfo?(iliu)
Ian: the goal of this bug would be to write an app that displays the same information as about:crashes. The links in about:crashes link to crash reports on, which is fine, that's a separate webapp. Currently there's no way to access the list of submitted crashes on a non-rooted B2G phone.
What Ted says.

Also, here's the paragraph from my blog post where I speculated about a possible approach to UI:
What I personally envision is doing a list of the date/time of the crashes and next to those put a "share" button that allows people to send the crash ID to a larger-screen device via email, bluetooth or whatever. We could directly link the crash reports on in theory, but the pages there don't have a layout that looks useful on a small phone screen (right now). On future larger-screen Firefox OS devices like tablets, such a direct link will make more sense.
Duplicate of this bug: 890995
Its too late for gaia changes. Moving to 1.3? as a feature enhancement.
blocking-b2g: koi? → 1.3?
Keywords: feature
Not a committed feature for 1.3, so not blocking.
blocking-b2g: 1.3? → -
I know what to do here, so I'll look into this.
Assignee: nobody → jsmith
Actually I just realized this is focusing on checking in Gaia changes, not just building a test app. There's already a test app in bug 791380 that would allow you to extract crashes from a non-rooted device, so we're technically unblocked here from the QA side.

This is just implementing support in the Gaia codebase directly.
Assignee: jsmith → nobody
Mentor: fabrice
Firefox OS is not being worked on
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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