Issue 12408 - Provide error log or console for unrecoverable errors
Summary: Provide error log or console for unrecoverable errors
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: current
Hardware: PC Other OS
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-03-17 04:02 UTC by lduperval
Modified: 2014-08-25 08:01 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description lduperval 2003-03-17 04:02:06 UTC
Whenever there is an irrecoverable error, I am greatly frustrated because I have
no idea what happened. I think it would be a good thing for users and developers
if there was an error log available to all. It would be easier to post stack
traces and whatnot when a crash occurs.

I would also suggest that something is written the log whenever an error dialog
pops up. For example, I"m trying to send an email message and I get the error
"unable to make bcakup copy". I have no idea why. But in the error log, it could
dump a stack trace saying something like "disk full" or whatever the problem may be.
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2003-03-31 08:19:03 UTC
TM->BH: This one is a wish for a feature, please have a look, thanks !
Comment 2 eric.savary 2003-04-16 15:33:06 UTC
Set to "NEW"
Comment 3 dankegel 2003-05-28 18:18:28 UTC
I think this will be addressed by issue 14119.
Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:40:35 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised has the status 'New' pending further action, but has not
been updated within the last 4 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed.
Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
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Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:15:23 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 6 richard_g 2014-08-25 08:01:34 UTC
I think this feature in absolutely needed in such a complex software and must be included in the next release. It's surprising that nothing has been done since 2003 !

Recently, I had repeated crashes when editing equations with AOO410 and AOO411 on Windows Vista 32 bits, with no other debugging information than the message "AOO has stopped because of unexpected error" (see ).

This problem seems to be linked to my Vista installation as it was not reproducible by other Vista users. As I was unable to find what in my Vista is making AOO410/411 crash because I had no detailed error report, the only solutions for me were to stay on AOO401 or switching to Libre Office.

I think it would be a good thing for developers to know what was making AOO410/411 crash in my Vista installation, because AOO401 and the last stable release of Libre Office 426 are working fine, so the AOO41X branch should have introduced some new system requirements or incompatibilities.  It is very frustrating to have no idea on what is wrong.