Confusing handling of crashes long after they happened

Bug #1018117 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas
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Apport
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Medium
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Bug Description

We may giggle at Apport for saying that an application crashed "(now or in the past)", but it raises a valid point.

If whoopsie crashes or is killed, so that a subsequent crash log isn't dealt with until Ubuntu next restarts, it does not then make sense to put up the standard application crash alert inviting you to reopen an application that might not have been open for days.

<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ErrorTracker#error>: "Silent error types ... consist of: ... * Any error that occurs over a minute before the error alert could appear, where you have interacted with the session during that interval."

Changed in apport:
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

FWIW, I'm fine with ignoring old errors. I don't think that crash reports are so precious that we need to bother the user about very old ones, we get plenty of them. This sounds similar (dup?) to bug 1033932.

Evan (ev)
tags: added: whoopsie-daisy
Evan (ev)
Changed in apport:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in apport:
status: Triaged → In Progress
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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

We should still collect old errors for statistical purposes. But we can treat them as the silent error type, so they get aggregated with the next non-silent error, and we're not bothering people with them individually. Specification updated. <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ErrorTracker?action=diff&rev2=145&rev1=144>

Changed in apport:
status: In Progress → Triaged
assignee: Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) → nobody
description: updated
summary: - No design for crashes handled long after they happened
+ Confusing handling of crashes long after they happened
tags: added: rls-cc-incoming
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