Closed Bug 908896 Opened 6 years ago Closed 2 years ago
Write an about:crashes app
That's the gaia side of the gecko patch that landed in bug 791380.
FYI, I have blogged my ideas for this in http://home.kairo.at/blog/2013-07/wanted_apps_about_crashes - 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?
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(https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/cccd798b-bc70-48af-a694-7b4352130823) 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.:) (http://home.kairo.at/blog/2013-07/wanted_apps_about_crashes)
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 crash-stats.mozilla.org, 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 https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/ 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. ]
Its too late for gaia changes. Moving to 1.3? as a feature enhancement.
blocking-b2g: koi? → 1.3?
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
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Firefox OS is not being worked on
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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