Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling
On Tue, 27 Jul 2010, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 04:56:03PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > With a free form field called "System specific information, please paste
> > here the output of “reportbug --template <package>”".
> > That could even be reasonable.
> Except many people won't bother doing that.
The CGI could verify that the field is not empty and that it contains
the usual reportbug markers (like "-- System Information:").
> I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with a webinterface, but
> perhaps make it easier to find that webinterface if people use
> reportbug. That is, have a desktop icon "file a bug" that causes
> reportbug to gather the necessary information from the local system,
> submit an HTTP request with template information over SOAP or some such,
> receive an HTTP URL from the server, and then fire off sensible-browser
> with said URL to allow the user to fill in whatever needs to be filled
That's another interesting alternative. But it requires status storage on
the server between the SOAP request and the HTTP request coming from the
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