How to transmit a crash report ?

Thomas thom1948 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 15:21:50 CET 2010


On Feb 22, 9:27 pm, MRAB <pyt... at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
> Stef Mientki wrote:
> > hello,
>
> > in my python desktop applications,
> > I'ld like to implement a crash reporter.
> > By redirecting the sys.excepthook,
> > I can detect a crash and collect the necessary data.
> > Now I want that my users sends this information to me,
> > and I can't find a good way of doing this.
>
> > The following solutions came into my mind:
> > (most of my users are on Windows, and the programs are written in Python
> > 2.6)
>
> > 1. mailto:
> > doesn't work if the the user didn't install a default email client,
> > or if the user uses a portable email client (that isn't started yet)
> > Besides this limits the messages to small amounts of data.
>
> > 2.other mail options: smtp
> > AFAIK such a solution needs smtp authorization, and therefor I've to put
> > my username and password in the desktop application.
>
> Try reading the documentation for Python's smtplib module.
>
> You don't need to provide any password.
>
>
>
> > 3. http-post
> > Although post is also limited in size,
> > I could store information in cookies (don't know yet how), and cookies
> > are sent parallel to the post message.
> > On the server site I can use a small php script, that stores the
> > post-data, cookies and/or send's a (long) email.
>
> > are there better options ?- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Try http://code.activestate.com/recipes/442459/



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