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Re: Sending automatic crash reports to the FSF

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: Sending automatic crash reports to the FSF
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2016 15:48:16 -0800
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On 01/03/2016 03:39 PM, John Wiegley wrote:
>>>>>> Daniel Colascione <address@hidden> writes:
>> Do you have any idea who would run the servers that would receive these
>> reports? At both Facebook and Microsoft, the resources necessary to store
>> user crash reports are quite significant, and I wouldn't impose that burden
>> on the FSF. We'd definitely need some kind of aggregation and sampling
>> approach.
> I rent a VPS that doesn't do a whole lot (mostly just forwards mail and runs
> my personal webblogs). I administer dovecot and postfix on that box, and would
> be happy to receive and store crash reports there.

I run a similar machine. I suspect that both servers would promptly
melt, implode, and then, through sheer energy density, collapse into
black holes. Even in this decadent age, there are a *lot* of Emacs users.

I think we can start with the Emacs-next master branch and get a feeling
for what kind of workload this project would involve.

By the way: Ubuntu (my distribution of choice these days) has its own
crash reporting system, this appport/whoopsie thing. I wonder whether we
can sample their existing Emacs crash reports somehow.

Microsoft also has a way for software vendors to get crash reports from
Windows Error Reporting.


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