Xdebug Update: February 2021

Written by Derick Rethans / Original link on Mar. 9, 2021

Xdebug Update: February 2021

London, UK
Tuesday, March 9th 2021, 09:11 GMT

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, around the first of each month.

You can become a patron or support me through GitHub Sponsors. I am currently 90% towards my $1,000 per month goal (4% less than last month). If you are leading a team or company, then it is also possible to support Xdebug through a subscription.

In February, I worked on Xdebug itself for about 16 hours, with funding being around 32 hours. I am no longer including Xdebug Cloud time in this figure, which is what I spend most of my time on. More on that later.


The Xdebug 3.0.3 release that came out last week, addresses a few minor issues. One regarding missing information in Code Coverage, another one where local variables are missing if a debugging session was started through xdebug_break(), and another one addressed an issue with xdebug_info() output.

The next release will likely be Xdebug 3.1 where I will focus on making xdebug_info() show even more diagnostics information, and also implement some additional features for Xdebug Cloud, which brings me to the last point of this month's short newsletter.

Xdebug Cloud

Xdebug Cloud is now released in Beta, and has a new web site address at — which means that it is now possible to sign up! Packages start at £49/month, and revenue will also be used to further the development of Xdebug.


If you want to be kept up to date with Xdebug Cloud, please sign up to the mailinglist, which I will use to send out an update not more than once a month.

Business Supporter Scheme and Funding

In February, no new supporters signed up.

If you, or your company, would also like to support Xdebug, head over to the support page!

Besides business support, I also maintain a Patreon page and a profile on GitHub sponsors.


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