Archive for August, 2010
getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.7a1, our first release of our new branch for Firebug. We have big plans for 1.7, but until we have completed Firebug 1.6.0, our 1.7 branch allows us to check out fixes to 1.6 bugs and to add small features we may not want on 1.6 because they are riskier.
The first 1.7 feature is “re-run this stack”. If you click on the circle icon while on a breakpoint, Firebug will re-run just the call stack you are stopped on. For now this is just a shortcut. Developers often set a breakpoint then re-run their code. Rather than hitting continue then finding the button in the web page that triggers the code you are debugging, now you just press re-run. In the future we are going to automate the breakpoint setting as well.
Five bugs are also fixed in this release.
Followup in the newsgroup please.
Finally! getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.6b1!
The last feature added to 1.6 was a Console panel option, Show Completion List Popup.This is on by default, but users on Linux will need to turn it off. The Firefox panel we use for the popup does not work correctly on Linux yet. We fixed at 7 more bugs since 1.6a20.
Some of the major features of 1.6 that we would love to get bug reports on include:
- Option to use en-US locale
- First run page comes up on install or update.
- Support for Firefox 4.0
- getfirebug.com TestBot results page
- Command line available on all panels
- Net panel reports BFCache hits
- Command line completion rewrite
- implemented console.table
- Disabling break on next error and
- forward and back arrows in the toolbar
- MozAfterPaint events now show up on the net panel time line
- Scrolling Panels Tab Bar.
While this is a great list of new features, Firebug extensions will be taking over most of the job of improving Firebug from now on. Our first deployment of the Firebug Swarm should be out later this week. More on that shortly…
getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.6a20. All tests pass on Firefox 3.6.9. We plan 1.6b1 for early next week in conjunction with Firefox 4.0b4 which looks like it will work for everything except AJAX debugging.
This release includes a preference you can set via
about:config to disable the popup completion dialog,
extensions.firebug.commandLineShowCompleterPopup. We will disable the popup on Linux by default for Firefox 3.6.The Mozilla platform feature we use (panel) does not work correctly on Linux. We will evaluate it on Firefox 4.0. We may add a user interface control for this option if it seems like the completion works well enough without the popup.
getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.6a19, the stalling-and-blaming-FF4b3 release. We have some bugs to fix before b1, but we want to get existing fixes out. And we want to evaluate 1.6 on FF4.0, but we have to wait for 4.0b4 for that. Plus it’s summer here…..
- Display link to knownissues page if FF4.0
- Accessibility updates, esp around auto-complete issues
- Another attempt to get errors in the right window
And 13 bug fixes