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[openFATE 310112] Desktop files with debugging feature
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 12:28:57 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-310112-3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Thomas Schmidt (digitaltomm)
Feature #310112, revision 3
- Title: Desktop files with debuging feature
+ Title: Desktop files with debugging feature

- openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
+ openSUSE Distribution: New
- Requester: Neutral
+ Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Sławomir Lach (lachu)
Partner organization:

Often users don't know how track problems and there's no simple
sollutions for begginiers. I think, that adding additional fields to .
desktop files will helps a lot. Thease fileds should been named
Once DEBUG_MODE_RUNNER is not present, there's should exist mechanism
to debug(ex. running konsole and application on it ; or better
redirecting stderr and stdout onto file and asks user to display
it/send/etc. after application quits).

Test Case:
Test that dialog with question about displaying log file don't show
before application quits.

Use Case:
Better can't run some application, because some libraries isn't present
on the system. It will only right click on application runner and
select debug mode.

Business case (Partner benefit): * Developers of application could add custom debug mode
with full featured information gathering and sending log file to
vendor. It could make support better.
* Better forums support.
* A way to create automated tools, which reads logs and perform some
tasks(if user accept)
* Many user don't know how solving problems on Ubuntu. Running
application in terminal don't always be pragmatic, because xterm have
limited buffer for text. Also, running terminal isn't very simple.

openSUSE Feature:

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