Re: Making GNOME crash

Le lundi 07 novembre 2005 �2:12 -0600, Federico Mena Quintero a
�it :
> On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 17:39 +0100, Vincent Untz wrote:
> > The next releases of glib (HEAD and glib-2-8) will support a new debug
> > flag for the G_DEBUG environment variable: fatal_criticals. This make
> > the program crash on critical warnings.
> I'm all for this.
> One thing we discussed on IRC is to have a flag day or deadline for
> making the change.  For example:
> - From today until December 1st, each hacker is to enable this flag by
> hand, and fix the bugs that result.
> - On December 1st, we turn on this flag on CVS so that irresponsible
> modules will start crashing.  From that date until the code freeze, we
> fix those bugs.
> The first step should provide us with the conscience that things *will*
> crash, but at least it's early during this release cycle.

After reading Matthias' comment, I agree that going with something like
this is better. Have a first step where we report and fix the critical
warnings without forcing everyone to do so, and then put this flag so we
detect unnoticed or new critical warnings.

We'll need to address the critical warnings one day. They are bugs and
potential crashers and we'll lose time with not-really-useful bug
reports because of them. We need to fix them.


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