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.

Sean Tilley

Sean Tilley has been a part of the federated social web for over 15+ years, starting with his experiences with Identi.ca back in 2008. Sean was involved with the Diaspora project as a Community Manager from 2011 to 2013, and helped the project move to a self-governed model. Since then, Sean has continued to study, discuss, and document the evolution of the space and the new platforms that have risen within it.

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