auto-crash-report-collecting (was: Re: [plt-scheme] buggy PLT-Scheme?)

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at
Date: Mon Mar 23 15:15:47 EDT 2009

One of the nice things about the Mac one is that you can copy the
stack trace and make your own bug report.


On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 12:19 PM, John Clements
<clements at> wrote:
> On Mar 23, 2009, at 11:17 AM, Neil Toronto wrote:
>> Marek Kubica wrote:
>>> On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 08:38:23 -0500
>>> Robby Findler <robby at> wrote:
>>>> We do not receive reports from Microsoft.
>>> Sometimes I just wonder where these horribly useless reports really go.
>>> I always disabled them, because they don't help the developers but only
>>> Microsoft, if at all.
>> I imagine they use the reports to adjust their APIs to be more backward
>> compatible. They want their newest OSes to be able to run old binaries.
>> For PLT-Scheme it's useless, as you say. It's open-source and appears to
>> not use much of the Windows API.
> FWIW, Apple does exactly the same thing, with exactly the same utility to
> us.  IIRC, we asked Apple at one point, and they said no.
> On a related note, though, one Mac program I use (Graphic Converter) now
> does this one better and installs its *own* crash reporter.  I imagine that
> as time goes by this will become a more common thing.
> John
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