Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 18:19 UTC, submitted by anonymous
BeOS & Derivatives Michael Lotz added code to generate QR-code for the KDL (Kernel Debug Land) ouput (which pops up when the kernel crashes). No more blurry photos with debug output, but a QR code which decodes to the clear-text KDL debug output. Here's one of the relevant commits, an example showing a QR code, and text from decoded sample QR code.
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RE[6]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by umccullough on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 20:38 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

Oh well, normal OSNews Crap.


Amusingly, I think that was what most people were thinking when they read *your* comment.

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RE[7]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by lucas_maximus on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 20:41 in reply to "RE[6]: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Well still it doesn't invalidate the first sentence. The Windows Kernel panic is multi-language.

No other OS does that to my knowledge.

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RE[8]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 20:53 in reply to "RE[7]: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Well still it doesn't invalidate the first sentence. The Windows Kernel panic is multi-language.

No other OS does that to my knowledge.


The fact that you are unaware of the fact that the second most popular desktop operating system also has multi-language kernel panics kind of calls into question the validity of your posts in this thread so far.

As does your abrasive tone, but alas.

Edited 2012-07-02 20:54 UTC

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RE[8]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by izomiac on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 21:15 in reply to "RE[7]: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
izomiac Member since:
2006-07-26

Most OSes spend more time fixing bugs than making their crash screens pretty. Translating catastrophic error messages doesn't help much, as advance computer lingo is a foreign language to most users, and it prevents googling the error message.

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RE[8]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by phoudoin on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 09:27 in reply to "RE[7]: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Well still it doesn't invalidate the first sentence. The Windows Kernel panic is multi-language.

No other OS does that to my knowledge.


I wonder how being in the end-user language make the low level and techie kernel panic message more easier to understand...
But, sure, that's a kinda unique feature, indeed.
Maybe for a reason others OSes don't find it that useful, but hey your mileage could vary.

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RE[8]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by daedalus on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 12:25 in reply to "RE[7]: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

I don't see how that's relevant at all. Windows only ships with a single language, I would therefore expect it to produce all its error messages in the language it ships in, and that language alone. Most other OSes ship with multiple languages available on the same installation media - in those cases it would make more sense as there's only one version of the OS involved, not a different one for each language.

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RE[8]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by v_bobok on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 23:44 in reply to "RE[7]: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
v_bobok Member since:
2008-08-01

>multilingual Windows BSOD
I call BS.

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