NewPipe Crash Report Importer
This little Python application makes NewPipe's developers' lifes easier.
NewPipe was added an automatic crash reporter that composes an e-mail containing a JSON string that the user may or may not send to the developers.
But as there's so many crash reports (2000-3000 a month at the moment), we quickly needed a solution to aggregate those reports based on specific criteria.
A tool that is capable of doing exactly everything we needed and more (displays some neat statistics and reports for example, and preprocesses all the collected meta data) is Sentry.
But, as things are never easy, there was no real tool around that satisfied both our requirements for data privacy and transparency (the Sentry client for Android does not show what exactly is sent to the server for example), which is why we initially decided to build those JSON blobs and have the users send those via e-mail to us.
Now all we needed was some tool that imported those mails from IMAP into Sentry using its RESTful API.
NewPipe Crash Report Importer was born.
State of the project
This project is just lots of alpha code, there's no unit tests or similar, it is only tested on a local development instance of Sentry.
Usually works as expected. Probably not useful for anyone else though, except you're trying to build your own Python-based custom Sentry client, too.
One of the bigger problems that were solved with some effort included the literally broken data that some mail clients send in.
We did our best to get this to work well, and it can import about 90% of all incoming mails. This is satisfying enough for us.
This tool will probably not see any more functional updates as we plan to replace it using some HTTP transport. This will be more convenient.
This is one of the reasons you don't find a "how to run" at the moment, although this might change in the future. Just open an issue, and we'll try to provide one.
Note: This application requires Python 3.5 or higher.
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