Pixelfed Labs launches new developer debug tool

In the interest of supporting developers working with Pixelfed, and the instance admins running it, the project has released a new tool called pixelfed-debug. This is one of the first initiatives from the newly-formed Pixelfed Labs, the experimental arm of the PixelFed project.

A live instance of the tool can be found at https://pixelfed-debug.com/

How does it work? Basically, you provide the instance URL, and explain the issue that you’re having. This gets wrapped in some JSON context related to the instance, the version it’s running, and some basic information about your browser. The report gets base64-encoded, and pixelfed-debug provides a page to decode that information for developers.

In all, this seems like a great first step towards debugging data related to Pixelfed instances.

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