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Bug 121773 - Improve usability for debugger setup
Improve usability for debugger setup
Product: php
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Debugger
All All
: P1 (vote)
Assigned To: Denis Anisimov
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-11-12 22:56 UTC by Petr Blaha
Modified: 2008-08-12 12:24 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT


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Description Petr Blaha 2007-11-12 22:56:07 UTC
[NB build 071112]
Debugger doesn't work. I put breakpoint to php file but debugger didn't stop there.
Comment 1 Denis Anisimov 2007-11-13 13:32:52 UTC
Please provide additional details about how you exactly use debugger :
- What action do you do for debugger start.
- Where this action is.
- What type of server ( web or another ) is chosen .
- How debugger is configured .

Please also look at short description
where you can find some information about debugger.

Possibly you don't have even enabled remote debugging.
Comment 2 Petr Blaha 2007-11-14 15:57:16 UTC
I didn't do any steps before debugging for setup debugger. I just invoked 'Run' action on my PHp project, then put
breakpoint to file and invoked 'Debug' that's all. In case some setup is needed, the user should me informed about this
from IDE. For me it seems as P1 debugger usability issue. According config, I use locally installed Apache server.
Comment 3 Petr Blaha 2007-11-14 15:58:49 UTC
I added Petr Pisl to cc who faced the same problem. He couldn't find out how to enable debugging for PHP projects. I
think that debugging should be more intuitive. Please, see as JRuby debugger is done, ... 
Comment 4 Petr Pisl 2007-11-14 17:22:49 UTC
You should not put link there, which refers to a non public site like

I agree with Petr Blaha, as a user I hit the Debug action. There is not any ui response. I would expect some ui
reaction. If the debugger is not set up correctly, there should be a dialog, which explain what has to be done. 
Comment 5 Denis Anisimov 2007-11-14 17:55:08 UTC
Agreed on some usability problem.
But there is no way to identify non-configured debugger except timeout .
There is no possibility to know that debugger is not configured.
It is possible to wait some time only and show to user dialog about 
absent response from debugger.

So summary of bug should be changed.
Comment 6 Alexei Mokeev 2007-11-14 18:30:27 UTC
Agree. User have to be informed about the failure with the debugger.
Comment 7 Denis Anisimov 2007-11-20 15:15:41 UTC
    Checking in php/rtexplorer/src/org/netbeans/modules/php/rt/providers/impl/actions/;
    /cvs/scripting/php/rtexplorer/src/org/netbeans/modules/php/rt/providers/impl/actions/,v  <--
    new revision: 1.16; previous revision: 1.15
    Checking in php/rtexplorer/src/org/netbeans/modules/php/rt/providers/impl/actions/;
    /cvs/scripting/php/rtexplorer/src/org/netbeans/modules/php/rt/providers/impl/actions/,v  <--
    new revision: 1.13; previous revision: 1.12

I notify user about absent connection from remote debugger after some interval of time.
Comment 8 Mikhail Matveev 2008-08-12 12:24:57 UTC
This was solved.

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