On Mon, 2012-05-07 at 15:07 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
I just wrote a new Feature proposal for shipping minimal debug info
The feature page lists some of the background and statistics. It also
lists some options in how to implement this, which all have various
different pros and cons. I'd like to hear what peoples opinions on these
My personal opinion is that we should go with compressed data, in the
original files without the line number information. This means we use
minimal space (i.e. an installation increase by only 0.5%) while being
completely transparent to users. It does however make the normal
packages larger in a non-optional way which some people disagree with.
I'd like to point out that I'm not actually proposing that we remove the
full debug info or the ability to do stack winding on the server, as
some people seem to worry about that. This is really about increasing
the minimal quality of bug reports and debugging information.