After more than 6 months of development and 36 alpha and beta releases, the new Firebug is ready. Among the major enhancements:
- Mike Radcliffe’s Inspector. A key feature, now solid as a rock,
- Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko’s expanded and refined Net panel, with accurate timings,
- Steve Roussey’s reworking of HTML editing and entity support,
- Kevin Decker’s CSS and Style side panel improvements,
- Support for dynamic, graphical breakpoints through out Firebug.
- Tested support for the soon-to-be-released Firefox 3.6
In addition to the people named above, we have had a lot of contributions from users. We especially want to thank locale contributors, we now support 32 languages.
We’ve listed the main new features and changes in the Firebug 1.5 release notes on our new wiki. Please take a few minutes to read through them and ask for clarifications. We’ll use your input to add more information.
For this release we’ve worked especially hard on quality. Our pre-release test suite continues to grow: Firebug 1.5 passes all tests on both Firefox 3.5 and 3.6. We’ve fixed a lot of bugs, while also adding enhancements requested by the community. Ultimately this quality derives from community contributions of good bug reports with test cases. We thank everyone who takes the time to help.
The addons.mozilla.org users will be updated to 1.5.0 next week. Based on past experience, some issues will arise that our getfirebug.com users did not hit. We expect a couple of minor update releases in the next few weeks. All new features and significant bug fixes will now appear on Firebug 1.6.
Support for Firebug extension bundles did not make it into 1.5. We are working on that now and hope to have some prototypes ready soon.