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Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling



On Mon, 26 Jul 2010, Daniel Reurich wrote:
> > > 2) store output in a file, read it, then copy/paste on my MUA : you call
> > > that user friendly ? ;)
> > 
> > No, but it's a viable solution (and I heard several people are already
> > doing similar stuff).
> 
> you could improve this and have it call sensible-browser
> mailto:user@example.com?subject=Bug\ Subject\&body=bug\ report\ body.
> 
> This would automagically put the appropriate information directly into
> the users default email client.
> 
> (It would be easier still if sensible-utils included a "mail user agent" as well,
> then we could just call that.)  Alternatively we could ask the user what
> mua they use (provide a list out of the installed mua's) - and use that.

That's the approach followed by reportbug-ng. I've read reports from the
author that it's not working very well for all the MUA when used through
the xdg-email indirection.

Hence reportbug-ng allows you to pick up your MUA in a list and it uses
MUA specifict options to achieve its goal.

Cheers,
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