We have fixed 10 issues in this release. The most noticeable change is probably break notification UI (issue 4144). Not only the message doesn’t take so much space and so, more actual source code is visible, but it also nicely teaches the user about how to get it back if it’s been disabled.
Note the panel’s tab menu link that opens an important piece of UI.
I’d like to see this user experience more thorough Firebug UI since this approach solves well known problem puzzling a lot of users: Where I can enable it later, if I pick a “Do not display again button”.
See other issues for more details about what is improved in this version.
Final Firebug 1.7 release next week!
Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.