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Archive for February, 2010

Firebug 1.5.2

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.5.2.  It will be pushed as an update to users who have installed Firebug from addons.mozilla.org.

This version fixes bugs we discovered after releasing 1.5.0. Some other small improvements:

  • The break on next button moved from the main toolbar to the panel toolbar. Physically this is not a lot of distance but it allows the button to “belong” to the panel.
  • The break on next button icons now depend upon the panel, with a system of badges. Thanks jabapyth!
  • Locale updates for uk-UA, hy-AM, hu-HU, cs-CZ.

We expect this to be the last version of 1.5 and we are concentrating on new code for Firebug 1.6.

jjb

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Firebug at WWW 2010!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Our paper Dynamic and Graphical Web Page Breakpoints was accepted as a technical paper for WWW2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, April 26-30.

We updated the paper with the latest 1.6/1.5.1 screen shots. Most of these images are also in the breakpoints demo page. A few images from the demo did not make it into the paper and they still show the 1.5.0 user interface.

jjb

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Firebug 1.5.1b2

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.5X.1b2 (the tracing version) and Firebug 1.5.1b2 (essential what will be 1.5.1 when we release it to addons.mozilla.org).

This release has most of the bug fixes described in links from the blog post for Firebug 1.6a5.

Linux 64 bit users with Firefox 3.5.7 or older please take note: upgrade to Firefox 3.5.8 or 3.6 to avoid crashing with Firebug 1.5.

We expect 1.5.1 on Monday 2/22 and we expect it to be the end of work on 1.5.

jjb

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Chromebug 1.6a5

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

getfirebug.com has Chromebug 1.6a5. As usual, this release should be used (only) with a matching Firebug version, 1.6a5.

  • All contexts in the stack are marked as ‘stopped’ when you hit a breakpoint. This means if your stack crosses from say a window to a component, then the debug controls remain available and the stack shows across the top. Like it should ;-).
  • The “all files” menu now syncs to the context’s script file menu to make it a little less confusing.
  • Remove the use of FUEL which is not supported by Fennec or other XUL applicationss
  • Many smaller bugs as always.

jjb

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Firebug 1.6a5

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.6X.0a5. Mostly this release consists of bug fixes planned for Firebug 1.5.1.

  • The break on next button moved from the main toolbar to the panel toolbar. Physically this is not a lot of distance but it allows the button to “belong” to the panel.
  • The break on next button icons now depend upon the panel, with a system of badges. Thanks jabapyth!
  • MozAfterPaint events now show up on the net panel time line
  • Locale updates for uk-UA, hy-AM, hu-HU, cs-CZ.

jjb

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Firebug Lite 1.3 and Google Chrome Extension

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Pedro Simonetti just moved Firebug Lite 1.3 to beta. As a bonus he created a Google Chrome Extension version to make it a bit easier to use.

Firebug Lite for Google Chrome helps developers check their pages developed on Firefox for issues specific to Google Chrome, or to study Web pages that look different on the two browsers. The Lite version does not support the Net panel nor does it support Javascript debugging.

Firebug Lite is a pure Web based version of Firebug, built on a different code base than the Firefox version. In addition to Pedro’s major improvements,  he has also been evolving the code to bring it closer to the Firefox version. Eventually we hope to combine the Lite code with a new Firebug frontend for mobile and remote debugging based on a standard web debug protocol.

If you are a Google Chrome user, check out Pedro’s new release.

jjb

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