VirtualBox

Ticket #8819 (new enhancement)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Keyboard layout 'Programmer Dvorak'

Reported by: jpaugh Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

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.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by michael

See  http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/8790 regarding automated submission. While it might help in a few cases, like ensuring that log files got attached and things, we do already get more feedback than we can handle, so it isn't such a priority for us. (Contributions are always welcome!)

Regarding the title of this ticket, I presume that you meant to attach a log file from a VM run (any one should contain the message you mentioned). You might also mention whether you have any problems using your keyboard in a VM. Thanks.

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