There are messages that you can enable, through the logging module. But I admit it isn’t very obvious and we haven’t spoken much about it.
They are produced as
logging.DEBUG level messages and can be activated and customised like this.
# Step 0, this doesn't produce any warnings..
# Step 1, bring out the debug level messages
# Step 2, unless there already is a handler, one must be setup.
# Step 3, done
# DEBUG:pyblish.plugin:Skipped: "collect_myplugin" (name 'pybddlish' is not defined)
The handler can be customised to tailor the format and contents of the messages, like a timestamp and what not.
The idea is for Pyblish to not pollute the terminal. It was an early decision and should be coherent across all of the framework, they all produce developer-friendly messages under
logging.DEBUG. Some hosts have a handler already installed, possibly Maya and Nuke, so step 2 might be skipped.
But it’s definitely up for discussion, we have a much better picture now of how many messages are actually produced and how necessary they are. At the very least it should be better documented, so thanks for bringing this up!
Edit: for reference, here is where this particular message is produced.