Talkback to be replaced by AirbagTalkback or Quality Feedback Agent is a small piece of software embedded in Mozilla that gathers data about what is happening in Mozilla when it crashes. Such information helps Mozilla developers to quickly isolate the cause of a crash and then correct it. Talkback is now about to be replaced by Airbag, an open-source multi-platform crash reporting system that Google and Mozilla are working in cooperation on. According to Benjamin Smedberg Airbag will enable the Mozilla developers to get more, faster and more reliably data if the users Mozilla application crashes. Read the entire blog entry. Read more about the Airbag project itself here where you can also download the source.
Well the source code is nice.
It only seems to work on x86 and seems to be the client only. Still got to understand how the server part should work.
So by Mozilla, do you mean Firefox? I get so confused by Firefox and Mozilla being swapped in the MSM. Makes it hard to get good Mozilla news, when everything's all about Mozilla-Lite (in taste only).Comment by bish at September 13, 2006 04:46 PM | Permalink
Great! Talkback's UI is awful.Comment by Greg K Nicholson at September 13, 2006 09:21 PM | Permalink
Aren't you jumping the gun a bit? I don't think we're 100% sure that Airbag is going to replace Talkback. I mean, that's the plan, but Airbag isn't finished yet...Comment by ispiked at September 17, 2006 11:32 PM | Permalink