Read me: How to create a Debug Log and BugReport.txt

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Leonardo
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Read me: How to create a Debug Log and BugReport.txt

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(For the most part copied from the threat Beta testing, Topic Development by jv16)

Did someone ask you to create a "debug log of a problem"? And you have no idea what that means?

This is what it means:
PowerTools is a very complex application, by simply using it via the Graphical User Interface you will not see 99% of things going on under the hood. This is why the program contains a feature called Debug Mode. When the program is run in Debug Mode, it saves to a file (called Debug Log) everything that is going under the hood.

This is how to make a Debug log:
To create a Debug Log of specific problem, please follow these simple steps:
1. Start PowerTools
2. Press down keyboard keys ‘Ctrl’ and ‘Shift’, release.
3. A menu called "Debug" is now visible in the main menu of the main window,
select "Enable Debug Mode" under it.
4. Close PowerTools.
5. Start PowerTools, at this time a clean ‘Debuglog.html’ is created on your desktop.
6. Perform any action you wish to be saved to the Debug log. For example, if you are experiencing a problem of the Registry Cleaner not fixing all found errors, run the Registry Cleaner and use the Fix button until you see the problem again.
7. Close PowerTools. The Debug log file “jv16PT_debuglog.html", containig the needed Debug information, is now saved to your desktop.

Note: The Debug log contains very detailed information about the contents of your computer.
Please do not send the Debug log to anyone if your computer contains sensitive information and/or you are worried about your privacy. All Debug logs sent to Macecraft will be treated as confidential and are not shared with any third party.

How to create a Bug report?
When running in Debug Mode and jv16 Power Tools encounters a bug that cases jv16PT to crash, a ‘Crash Report Window’ is displayed. If you wish you can take a screen shot of the ‘Crash Report Window’ and close jv16PT.
After closing jv16PT a ‘Bugreport.txt’ file is created in the installation directory of jv16PT.

With a compaction tool (e.g Winzip) create a .zip file containing “jv16PT_debuglog.html" + “Bugreport.txt” and sent it to the Bug Tracking system: http://www.macecraft.com/bugtracker/
Last edited by Leonardo on Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:59 pm, edited 4 times in total.
jv16
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Re: How to create a Debug log and Debug report

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Made this thread to stay on top of the thread list.
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Re: Read me: How to create a Debug log and Debug report

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Could you please change the header of this forum thread: I think that 'Debug report' should be changed in 'Bugreport'.
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Re: Read me: How to create a Debug log and Debug report

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Leonardo wrote:Could you please change the header of this forum thread: I think that 'Debug report' should be changed in 'Bugreport'.
Done, is it now good?
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Re: Read me: How to create a Debug log and Debug report

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jv16 wrote:
Leonardo wrote:Could you please change the header of this forum thread: I think that 'Debug report' should be changed in 'Bugreport'.
Done, is it now good?
Yes, thank you, I think everything is fine now. But it all depends on (new)users reading it or not.
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