winewtsn: add a new program that shows a dialog to inform about a crash
mikolaj at zalewski.pl
Sun Dec 14 15:35:48 CST 2008
Currently, when a program is started from the KDE or Gnome menu and it
crashes, it simply disappears from the screen without any explanation
what happened - the information that goes to the console is not visible.
This program uses a similar technique as Windows' dr Watson to register
itself as a debugger and show a dialog about a crash. It then calls
winedbg, so, if the program is run from a terminal, the dump will be
still visible. As a bonus feature, one can Shift+right click on the
dialog to start an interactive session of winedbg. The patch has an
effect only on new wineprefixes, as the debugger setting is not
overwritten after a Wine upgrade.
There was some discussion about collecting some data about how people
use Wine, e.g. about crashes. If we consider it a good idea, we could
use this program to add an option for the user to send the VERSIONINFO
of the app that crashed and obtain some data what programs people have
most problems with.
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