Integrate Ubuntu bug reporting configuration into gnome-initial-setup

Bug #1614818 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2016-08-19
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gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
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gnome-initial-setup (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

gnome-initial-setup's privacy page optionally includes support for configuring abrt, the automated crash reporting system used (only?) by Fedora/RedHat systems and their derivatives. It would be cool if Ubuntu's automated bug tracker could be integrated too.

https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-initial-setup/tree/gnome-initial-setup/pages/privacy/gis-privacy-page.c

Note that this should be done in the Settings app also:

https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-control-center/tree/panels/privacy/cc-privacy-panel.c

I think there's a reasonable chance that this could be applied upstream since I don't think abrt is really cross-distro.

On the other hand, maybe apport just needs to implement the interface abrt presents that is used by GNOME. See bug 1614820.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2016-08-19
Changed in gnome-initial-setup (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2016-08-19
description: updated
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2018-04-08
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Imagine arriving at a hotel where the receptionist gives you your room number, your key, and instructions on what to do if you find bedbugs. Or entering a restaurant where the server takes you to your table, takes your drink order, then asks you who you would like them to call if you get food poisoning. You’d think something was terribly wrong with this place.

It’s fine to have UI for configuring crash reporting, somewhere out of the way. gnome-control-center is a good place for it: I designed UI for precisely that a few years ago. <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ErrorTracker#settings> But I think it would be highly inappropriate to *interrupt* people with UI that mentions crashes, until a crash actually happens — and especially not in the first/second/third screen in Ubuntu that they ever see.

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