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Xdebug Update: October 2020

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Xdebug Update: October 2020

Another monthly update where I explain what happened with Xdebug development in this past month. These will be published on the first Tuesday after the 5th of each month.

Patreon and GitHub supporters will get it earlier, on the first of each month.

I am currently looking for more funding, especially now some companies have dropped out.

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In October, I worked on Xdebug for about 75 hours, with funding being around 45 hours. I worked mostly on the following things:

Xdebug 3

Xdebug had its first beta release in October, 3.0.0beta1 so that uses can test out the new speed improvements, new functionality, new ways of configuring things, as well as support for PHP 8.

Some bugs were found, and I'm continuing to work together with JetBrains to make sure all the new configuration methods are also supported with/through PhpStorm.

There are also several anecdotal reports that Xdebug 3 is indeed a lot faster in many environments. I have asked the community for benchmarks, but I have not seen any write ups beyond a tweet, and an article.