Improved logging system

Registered by Bjoern Koch on 2008-12-18

Right now the logfile is a pretty mess (IMHO) as it is easily flooded as it collects every message and output. Furthermore it is hard to connect an entry to a desklet.

Improvement ideas:
- every running desklet will have its own logfile in ~/.gdesklets/logs/
- the logfile will use the desklets ID to be identified (name: ID.log)
- the logfiles will be deleted with every gDesklets startup or if the desklets is restarted (and/or stopped ?!)
- the about window could be extended with a new "Logfile" button which will open a new logview window including a "copy log to clipboard" button to make it easier for the user to send in error reports
- convert gDesklets to use the python logging module (e.g. logging.info(), .error(), .debug(), etc. instead of the print statements)

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
gDesklets Core Team
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
gDesklets Core Team
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
gDesklets Core Team
Definition:
Discussion
Series goal:
Accepted for 0.3x
Implementation:
Not started
Milestone target:
milestone icon release-of-0.37

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