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From "Jason Warner" <>
Subject Re: Diagnostic Utility For AG
Date Mon, 18 Feb 2008 18:21:00 GMT
I think with something like this, at the very least you'd want the standard
debug output (stack trace and whatnot).  Maybe you could also provide
non-personal environment information, though I'm not sure how people would
feel about that.  If possible, a revision number would be nice, as well as a
timestamp if that hasn't been provided in any of the previous information.
I like the idea, but I think it's usefulness will be dependent on how well
it is implemented.  Good luck!

On Feb 18, 2008 1:14 PM, Joseph Leong <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I wanted to toss an idea out to the community and get some feedback.  A
> few other members of the community and myself are interested in creating a
> diagnostic utility for AG.  This diagnostic utility would perform something
> similar to what one would see when an application crashes and a prompter
> allows the end user to send a report to the developers.  However this idea
> has an open source twist to it - rather than the developers exclusively
> being able to view the issue or contribute a solution, any user can.  When
> an error or issue occurs in AG it'll generate a sort of unique message key
> that will be used to automatically generate a wiki type page somewhere.
> This wiki page will include vital information that will help in debugging
> the issue.  There any user/developer can post solutions or thoughts.  In
> addition, we'd try to aim to create some sort of standardized way to
> generate these message keys so if another user encounters the same error it
> will redirect or build upon the existing wiki another user has already
> opened.  Ultimately... the hopes are that this tool can serve as a
> convenient way for users to get help on their issues and expedite that
> process by automating a process and presenting it in an organized fashion.
> I know theres plenty room for ideas and improvements to this.. so please
> feel to comment anything!
> To start.. does anyone have a list of what they'd like to see in the error
> reporting diagnostics?
> Wishing you all the best,
> Joseph Leong

~Jason Warner

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