Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#3656 closed enhancement (wontfix)

have pidgin save a different rpt file for each crash instead of appending to the same file

Reported by: dave1g Owned by: datallah
Milestone: Component: winpidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.2.1 Keywords:


numbered files would do, but date/time stamped files in a similar filename format to the way IM log files are written would be nice. (2007-10-22.210212-0400EDT.pidgin.crash.rpt)

how do those crash files even get written anyway? if the program crashed how did it write a file?

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by datallah

  • pending changed from 0 to 1

Why is this necessary?

The crash files are generated by exchndl.dll from the mingw-utils, which installs an error handler to generate the crash report files.

It doesn't seem worth the effort to make a custom version just to rename the files, especially when there isn't anything wrong with the current process of appending.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by dave1g

  • pending changed from 1 to 0

oh interesting. Well I wouldn't want anyone to reinvent the wheel.

It is just personal preference, I guess, like when uploading a crash report, it is cluttered with all the previous crashes before that one, unless you delete the file between crashes.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by datallah

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I'm not inclined to modify exchndl.dll unless I really have to.

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