Category Archives: libreoffice

Bug Submission Assistant : same origin policy violation fixed

All versions of the Bug Submission Assistant had a same origin policy problem preventing user feedback. It was fixed by asking for a server side reverse proxy definition and a variable that can be controled by the enclosing frame.

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Bug Submission Assistant : components interactions

The component interaction described by Kevin Hunter was implemented. The confusing attachment path was hidden from the user. The user agent is included in the bug description.

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Bug Submission Assistant : sanity checks

The Bug Submission Assistant is built from information found in wiki and bugzilla. When they disagree, either because of a spelling mistake or another inconsistency, the Bug Submission Assistant fails. sanity checks were implemented to detects such inconsistencies and they … Continue reading

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Bug Submission Assistant : attachment improved

The first version of the Bug Submission Assistant only allowed to attach a screenshot after the bug report was submitted. In addition it was not protected from double submission and not comment could be attached to the uploaded document. The … Continue reading

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libreoffice Bug Submission Assistant postmortem

From august 29th, 2011 to this day, the Bug Submission Assistant was implemented and released.

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libreoffice bug reporting (part 4)

The information required to create a bug assistant page is extracted from the advanced bug tracker query form and the wiki page describing the components using a mixture of XSLT and perl scripts. The BugReport_Details has been updated with class … Continue reading

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libreoffice bug reporting (part 3)

The bug assistant draft page was updated with information extracted from the Bug Report Details page and the bugzilla page. It now shows the components, the matching subcomponents, the list of available versions, displays a comment explaining the component when … Continue reading

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libreoffice bug reporting (part 2)

A draft implementation of a bug report front end for libreoffice was assembled behind a reverse proxy pretending that http://freedesktop.dachary.org/ is http://bugs.freedesktop.org/. For the Writer and BASIC components a subcomponent can be selected. The URLs of the existing bug reportings … Continue reading

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libreoffice bug reporting (part 1)

In a private conversation during the desktop summit Michael Meeks mentioned that work was needed on the easy / accurate bug filing task. According to him the primary goal is to reduce the number of bugs reports that cannot be … Continue reading

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