What's in a debug archive?
A fair question... in theory all manner of information could be compiled here! The debug archive is a file openable in any software that can open ZIP files. Inside you'll find several files. Unless otherwise specified, all of these files can be opened in a text editor and viewed:
- Contains the version of bliss and environment variables such as the location of your user drive, temporary directory, your language and more.
- A list of everything bliss has done in the past.
- A snapshot of all your albums with their current compliance.
- Any currently executing items. In practice, rarely populated.
- Your current rule settings, e.g. maximum size of cover art.
- All of the tags in all of your music files that bliss has scanned.
- A snapshot of what bliss is doing right at the moment you take the debug archive.
- memoryDump[some more text]
- If bliss ran out of memory, a snapshot of what was in memory at the time. These files are binary and cannot be viewed in a text viewer.
When reporting problems using bliss it's always best to send a debug archive. See How do I create a 'debug archive' for instructions on how to create one.