Ticket #8819 (new enhancement)
Keyboard layout 'Programmer Dvorak'
|Reported by:||jpaugh||Owned by:|
It's not very easy to submit a bug report for VirtualBox, in my opinion. I have to open a web browser, navigate to virtualbox.org, and then find the bug-tracker. (I would have guessed that there was no bug tracker, except that VBox.log told me explicitly.) Then, I had to create an account. That last step isn't too bad per se, but by the time I've done all of these, I may well have lost or forgotten the source of the bug (e.g. error message) I was going to report in the first place--and, after all, I'm volunteering my bug sighting in the first place!
I suggest some sort of integrated bug tracker. Something that can be initiated directly from the VM manager; something with step-by-step instructions (i.e. "wizard style") to guide me through collecting the bug and documenting it properly; that allows me to create an account if need be--without opening a web-browser.
I've seen this done well, and it really helps the bug submitters; The "Apport" program for Ubuntu does this for their bug tracker. I bet it would also increase the quality and responsiveness of bug reports.