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NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, December 27, 2006
13 years ago2,404 views

Didn't know if anyone discussed the recent release of an open source Google project code named "Airbag". The basic premise of the project is a universal crash reporting system.

That's exactly what we're doing here at Google. We like making developers' lives easier, and like you, we hate crashes. Airbag is our codename for an open source project that handles all of the dirty work when it comes to crash reports. Best of all, it works across several platforms – we've got Windows and Mac working now, and Linux support is coming soon.

Not everyone needs to know how the stack works on Intel Macs or how function calls work behind the scenes in Windows, which is why Airbag provides a simple API to catch crashes in your application and upload crash reports to a server. On the server side, we've implemented a library that can process the crash reports by matching them up with debugging symbols, so that users of a program don't need any of these symbols on their computers, and download sizes stay small. The server library is intended to be integrated into any kind of server infrastructure – for example, you could use Apache to collect reports and store them in MySQL. We were excited to hear that the folks at Mozilla are integrating Airbag into Firefox, and hope it can help them and other open source communities continually improve the quality of their products. Check it out!



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