[HEADS-UP] replacing report with libreport

Jiri Moskovcak jmoskovc at redhat.com
Wed Jun 29 09:50:23 UTC 2011

I'm going to replace the report library with the new libreport. Today I 
plan to replace it in rawhide and if it goes smoothly I'd like to 
replace it in F15 as well.

- libreport is written in C (report is in python), so it's easier to 
write bindings for other languages
- it's API compatible with report (it has python bindings)
- it shares configuration with ABRT, so users just need to write their 
credentials and defaults only once
- shares the UI with ABRT (the reporting wizard), so users are presented 
with the same UI despite of from where they are reporting a problem

- it has a bit different UI
- account information (e.g: bz loging+password) is forgotten and needs 
to be entered again
- some minor breakage expected (hopefully not...)

affected packages (according to repoquery):
- report + subpackages (being obsoleted)
- python-meh
   - anaconda
   - anaconda-0:15.31-1.fc15.x86_64
   - firstboot-0:1.119-1.fc15.x86_64
   - system-config-kickstart-0:2.8.7-2.fc15.noarch
- setroubleshoot

As I said, libreport should be API compatible with report, so no changes 
should needed, but of course can't be 100% sure if it's bugfree ;)

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