So a few days ago I posted about collecting crashlogs as of version 1.2.0. Yesterday I released that version. Today I see literally thousands of occurrences of one particular crash in my crash log database. That crash is fixed, and waiting for the release of 1.2.1.
I really can’t express how happy this makes me. As a developer, I take pride in my work, and really don’t like my software failing badly. But given the amount of time and resources I can throw at PackRat, my options when it comes to finding issues such as this one are very limited.
By collecting crash logs like this, I don’t think I place too much of a burden on you guys, but if the results are this good, it seems like this is almost the perfect form of cooperation between us to make PackRat better.
Edit: About 24h later, the number of ancient bugs like this one in my database has risen. I’m glad to say that all are easily fixable, and most of them already fixed. So 1.2.1 should become vastly more stable than pretty much any version prior to it.