[development] The future of bug reports/reviews: screencasts!

Karoly Negyesi karoly at negyesi.net
Wed Sep 5 09:51:26 UTC 2007


Yesterday former SoC student Balázs Dianiska (snufkin) reported a
problem on IRC using a screencast. This is just brilliant. Imagine
showing the problem your patch solves, applying the patch, reload and
whao! the problem is indeed solved. Much, much faster to review than
actually creating the necessary environment (create a user who can
create/view pink elephants but not green unicorns, then add some pink
elephants, etc).

Under Linux, use xvidcap and either host the results if you have the
means or use Google video (much better quality than YouTube).

Keep 'em coming!

Karoly Negyesi

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