[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] kernel core dump and "dying breath"

John 'Warthog9' Hawley warthog9 at kernel.org
Mon Jun 25 17:56:57 UTC 2012

On 06/25/2012 11:49 AM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:46:28AM -0600, John 'Warthog9' Hawley wrote:
>> On 06/25/2012 11:23 AM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>>> The idea is to reduce the barrier to providing useful bug reports. 
>>> Requiring a specialised app isn't a great way of doing that.
>> The same could be trivially done with a webpage just as easily.
> And now your workflow is "Take picture, move to browser, upload, wait to 
> see if it decodes, back to camera, back to browser", etc. I know we're 
> expected to be bad at UX here, but come on.

And the alternative, as it currently exists, is to grab a photo of the
text (or grab another machine), then meticulously re-type in a fair
amount of text, and then e-mail it as a bug report or pass it along to

Also keep in mind, that while under Android there is basically 1 QR code
reader, iOS doesn't really have that (since Apple doesn't provide the QR
code libraries natively like Android does).  Then there's blackberries,
Maemo/Meego/Moblin/Tizen based devices, and then a plethora of non-smart
phones.  With a non-smart phone, it might actually be simpler to grab a
digital camera to take a photo of the qr code and go to a website to
upload it.  All I'm saying is that a custom app would make it simpler,
I'm not saying it would be the only way - in fact you would basically
have to provide some sort of xml-rpc like API, and build a few input
methods into it just to catch all the reasonable ways of getting the data.

- John

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