The new crash reporting tool for OpenSolaris on Mozilla platform
By pengyang on Mar 20, 2008
Just before the Firefox 3.0 beta 5 code freeze time(several hours ago), the patches(bug 391361/423674) to enable the crash reporting for OpenSolaris on Mozilla platform are finally accepted by Breakpad and Mozilla. Many thanks for the review from Ted Mielczarek. And also the whole community to accept them at this last moment.
Then what is the crash reporting tool for? People who have Windows experience should know that there might be a dialog pops up after a process crashes sometimes. You can select "send the error report" or not. Well, this tool has the similar purpose. With it enabled on Firefox, we can send the crash report to the server and also query/view the report in detail. Then the Mozilla developers can prioritize the reports and fix them accordingly. Even more, some quality analysis can be done based on all the reports in the database. So hey, don't hesitate to send the report, that's a big help to the community:)
To make everything available to the Solaris users, several other things still need to be figured out first.
1. Get the permission to upload the Firefox symbols for Solaris to the community symbols server(The architecture might be helpful to understand). Then the server will be responsible to generate the final human readable report based on the symbols.
2. Add "OpenSolaris" to the server's platform list.
After that, this feature will be enabled for the Solaris contributed build for Firefox after 3.0, maybe also the Firefox packages for Indiana.
BTW, this could also be enabled for Songbird on Solaris.