Please display Date/Time in the "Sorry, the program %s closed unexpectedly." dialog

Bug #321566 reported by Daniel Hahler on 2009-01-26
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apport (Ubuntu)
Ankit Sinha

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apport

Please display the info from the crash file's "Date" field in the popup, which allows the user to report the crash/problem.

This makes it a lot easier to classify, what this crash may have been related to.

I see, that you can get this info later from the "Display info" button, but nonetheless - I think it would help a lot, if you see something like "This happened x minutes ago." or "This happened yesterday, 22:35"; of course, just using the value from the Date field would be enough already.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: apport 0.129
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: apport
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-8-generic i686

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Nice idea. It should be hidden if it happened less than a minute ago, but for system crashes, crashes from cron etc. that would be useful.

Changed in apport:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2009-06-02
tags: added: bitesize
Ingo Gerth (igerth) wrote :

Well I would like to implement this functionality. I have never fixed a bug before, though, so do not expect anything too soon!

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ingo Gerth (igerth)
description: updated
Philip Muškovac (yofel) wrote :

@Ingo: If you're working on this, please set the Bug Status to 'In Progress' - thanks for giving this a shot!

Ingo Gerth (igerth) on 2011-01-29
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
kroq-gar78 (kroq-gar78) wrote :

If you select "More details" or something from the new Apport dialog, it shows when it crashed. So... set this to released? Or make it a little more obvious?...

Ingo Gerth (igerth) on 2012-03-24
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ingo Gerth (igerth) → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

The information has been there before (in the details).
While it might be easier to access it from the start now, it still is not displayed directly.

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Ankit Sinha (ankitbko) on 2013-07-12
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ankit Sinha (ankitbko)
status: Triaged → In Progress
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