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11 September 2008, 13:21

Firefox developer loses three months of bug data

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Users of Firefox will know that they can select "Report broken web site" from their menu and then submit details of a web site they think Firefox is broken on. The information is logged in a database and used to analyse Firefox development and prioritise bugs. Or at least it was until one developer, Mark Smith, found that configuration changes he had made some months ago had set off a chain of events which lost three months of that data. Valleywag reported this as a problem with all bug reporting on Firefox, but it is only the data generated by the "Report broken web site" menu option that has been lost.

In his personal blog (Warning: Some strong language), the developer details what went wrong and how he is, understandably, frustrated and depressed. The developer suggests that if users have reported a site as broken in the last three months, they should report it again now the system is back up and running correctly.


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