Bug 5120 - Logs should include version information
Summary: Logs should include version information
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: 2.9.x
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-05-16 09:31 UTC by PJ
Modified: 2014-03-06 14:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description PJ 2012-05-16 09:31:04 UTC
MonoDevelop logs do not contain Version information.

The only way to figure out the MD version is by the timestamp/folder name. I imagine we can insert at least part of the version info into the log right at the beginning.

While you are often getting the logs right after an issue to report it (and therefore know which version you were using), it seems to me that having version info in the log can only be a good thing and lead to better reporting.
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-05-16 15:29:22 UTC
This is a good point, it would certainly make it easier to collect logs and version info from users. The tricky part will be to figure out how much version info we can include reliably without slowing MD startup - some of the version info collection is relatively expensive, and much is collected in addins that are loaded long after the logging system is initialized.
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-05-17 18:27:53 UTC
As soon as we figure that information out, we can start including it in feedback posts too.
Comment 3 Lluis Sanchez 2014-03-06 14:35:48 UTC
Version information is already logged.