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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Automated Error Reporting for Mars Milestone Builds


we’ve just released an update of the "automated error reporting tool“ [1] and I’d like to share a few numbers and experiences I've made in the past 1 1/2 weeks.

In the meanwhile we received ~1400 error events from ~30 users [4]. Many events describe the same problem and of course most errors are not bugs. From these 1400 events roughly half of them are caused by the same class of issues. Based on the analysis of these error events, 10-15 bugs have been reported to various projects in and outside of Eclipse (PDE, Platform, JDT, Recommenders, EclEmma, Codetrails). Some of these have been fixed. Others didn’t peek interest of the project committers yet. The reasons may be manifold, but I haven’t heard back of them, and thus, can’t tell. 

If you have suggestions how to improve error reporting, please open a bug at [2] and let us know. See [5] for a list of bugs we’ve been working on and what else is currently the todo list – or at least in discussion. The source code is available at [7]. To get going quickly, I’d recommend to use Oomph as described in [3].

I’ve assembled a few slides describing the current state of affairs of the UI, which data is collected etc. See [6] for details.

If you have questions or if you have some input I/we should be interested in, please let me know.


Am 19.08.2014 um 12:38 schrieb Marcel Bruch <marcel.bruch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> Anfang der weitergeleiteten Nachricht:
>> Von: Marcel Bruch <marcel.bruch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Betreff: Aw: [cross-project-issues-dev] Automated Error Reporting for Mars Milestone Builds
>> Datum: 19. August 2014 12:34:39 MESZ
>> An: Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Hi,
>> I noticed a few new users are sending errors. In response, I decoupled the "stacktraces & error reporting" plugin from the Code Recommenders. Now you should be able to install it without pulling in the complete Code Recommenders stack.
>> Some notes for testers:
>> 	• I published the feature as „Code Recommenders Stacktraces & Error Reporting Utility“  on Code Recommenders’ milestones update site [1].
>> 	• Bugs and feature requests are collected and tracked in Bugzilla [2]. Please make use of it for every request.
>> 	• There are already a (small) amount of people contributing. Feel free to contribute as well. Please read [3] on how to setup the project in Eclipse with Oomph.
>> 	• All stacktraces are sent *without any anonymization yet* (even if the UI suggests that at the moment) to and can be publicly reviewed at [4].
>> 	• The plugin can be disabled temporarily by unselecting it in Preferences » General » Startup and Shutdown (see Screenshot below) and restarting your IDE
>> Some general notes:
>> 	• Feature updates happen frequently and without prior notice. Please use the update manager to automatically look for newer versions from time to time.
>> 	• The code is yet not considered production-ready. It’s rather a quick-’n-dirty prototype to gather community feedback. Not all features you see today in the UI are already implemented (properly)
>> 	• A releasable version is planned for Mars M2 timeframe and after we got Legal approval by the EF.
>> 	• The data in the dashboard [4] may be dropped due to schema changes. We’ll keep this stable from Mars M2 but for now please consider the data sent as experimental and temporary data.
>> Thanks to all testers and feedback,
>> Marcel
>> [1]
>> [2]
>> [3]
>> [4]
>> <wizard01.png><wizard02.png><stacktraces-disable.png>

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