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Re: Emacs project mission (was Re: "If you're still seeing problems, pl

From: HaiJun Zhang
Subject: Re: Emacs project mission (was Re: "If you're still seeing problems, please reopen." [
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2019 03:19:16 +0000

在 2019年11月24日 +0800 AM7:06,Richard Stallman <address@hidden>,写道:
[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies, ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

So yes, it works, if the user is reasonably serious about reporting the bug.

Nonetheless, your report shows that the procedure is complex.
(Thanks for the detailed report.)
Some people might be put off by that and might not go through with it.

Can we come up with ways to simplify this in some usual cases?

To boost the user’s confidence in being able to send a bug report, it
might make sense to detect that Emacs is not configured to send mail
earlier, and, at step 1, add a clause to the help message:

- Type C-c C-c to send the bug report.
+ Type C-c C-c to send the bug report. You will be asked
+ to enter your mail server settings.

I agree that would be good.

and offers three choices: ‘mail client’
(default), ‘transport’, and ‘smtp’.

4. Because I normally use Gmail via its web interface, my mail client
is _also_ unconfigured.

Could we make things substantially easier by adding an option 'webmail'?
It might be able to reconize various webmail sites, and DTRT for each one.
Users could implement more of them.

I would like to have a GNU account. The account can be registered on a GNU web page or in emacs. The account name will be my email(the value of user-email-address).

The account can be used to report bugs, login the web page to see my reported bugs, and more.

We can define a new protocol for report-emacs-bug to use. The protocol includes:
  1. Login with an account
  2. Send bug report

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