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

Robert Douglass rob at robshouse.net
Wed Sep 5 10:07:11 UTC 2007

The lowest barrier to entry may actually be Jing: 
It handles the capture, the transfer and the hosting.

Karoly Negyesi wrote:
> Hi,
> 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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