[GRASS-dev] error generate

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Sat Nov 14 11:26:20 EST 2009

Mohammed Rashad wrote:

> what about  having an automatic error report tool in grass gis.
> which can send mail to grass-dev mailinglist with some details of the os,
> grass version etc.. generated by error reporting tool
> so that users need only to specify error description.
> Many problems can be cleared such  using an older library version, etc...

Figuring out how to send mail from a program or script isn't
straightforward. Generating a standardised report which the user can
attach is more realistic.

OTOH, a lot of the problems which affect GRASS as a whole would also
affect any error-reporting tool. E.g. if the tool is written in
Python, a broken Python installation would prevent the tool from
working; likewise for a shell script needing a working MSys
installation on Windows.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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