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Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
I envision a *simple* web app which allows me to

a) upload an .odt, .doc, or .docx document and
b) chose whether it causes 1) crashes or 2) document conversion problems
c) allow to add a comment (it crashes for this document, but only when
using font X)
d) optionally add an email address that allows people to stay in the
loop on updates.

Hi Sebastian,

we've chatted about this on irc - and I very much love the idea. I
wonder if we should split out this particular topic & move it over
to the website list? may be a potential starting point -
especially when it comes to document conversion / rendering

Others would take this and try to replicate the crash or formatting
problem, and check if there is a bug for it and create one if needed
(linking to it). This allows for dead-simple reporting of problems, and
we'd have test documents that we can use for testing.

Yeah. And for devs & QA people, it would be _very_ handy to have
page thumbnails generated from various versions available, to vet
conversion problems and regressions.

Of course, confidential docs won't work, so people would have to
e.g. replace all text with lorem ipsums before submitting.

Or provide an email address to send those docs to - more often than
not, a document cleansed thusly will not exhibit the bug anymore. ;)


-- Thorsten

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