The project ABRT started in 2009. The initial name was
CrashWatcher. Very quickly changed to
CrashCatcher. But in one month, it got its final name ABRT. ABRT is the name of a POSIX signal and stems from the word
ABRT is designed to only handle crashes on an operating-system level, i.e. it only handles packaged binaries by default and captures crashes coming from all of them. You might set up a blacklist, but that is rather tedious to get right if your only goal is to monitor the health of your own application.
A new version of FAF has just been released. From the user’s point of view, you will probably find the following changes the most noticable:
Just prior to branching of Fedora 32, we released new versions of abrt, gnome‑abrt, abrt‑java‑connector, libreport, satyr and retrace‑server.