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Archive for September, 2011

Firebug 1.9a3

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.9a3!

Firebug 1.9a3 is compatible with Firefox 5 – Firefox 9 (nightly).

Firebug 1.9a3 fixes 16 issues.

Some highlights from this release.

  • Autocompletion in Firebug Command line has been improved (issue 3622 and issue 4803)
  • Vertical position (line number) is preserved across page reloads (issue 1413)

Also, Firebug Working Group has a new member: Stampolidis Anastasios (aka Tasos). Tasos has been long time Firebug contributor helping with issues in various areas and FWG is pleased to have him on board!

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks!

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

Firebug Lite 1.4

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

getfirebug.com has Firebug Lite 1.4! This release has been also uploaded on the Chrome Web Store and on the Firebug Lite Beta for Google Chrome channel.

Firebug Lite 1.4 fixes 10 reported issues, a couple of internal issues, and comes with some internal refactoring that will soften our future merge with Firebug code base.

Two new features were included in this version. Firebug Lite now shows the line number of CSS rules in the Style Panel, thanks to Sergeche’s Simple CSS Parser. Also, the way Firebug Lite stores its preferences were improved, thanks to the Marcuswestin’s Store library. This means that now Firebug Lite will remember its position/size, last selected Panel, last commands executed in the Command Line, and a couple of other internal states.

Please note that the CSS rule’s line number feature requires fetching all stylesheet sources, which will add a little overhead to the application. For this reason a new option “Disable Resource Fetching” was added for those who don’t want that extra overhead and/or additional HTTP requests. Also please note that this feature won’t work in all scenarios yet, so if you spot a bug please report it in our issue tracker providing a test case to reproduce the problem.


Last but not least, Firebug Lite is finally using automated unit tests so hopefully old bugs won’t reappear when new features are introduced. Note that the Issue 2977 will fail in this test runner because googlecode.com does not allow the php file required for that test. We’ll probably move the test runner to getfirebug.com in the future, but we need to adjust some bits of the runner’s code for that to work properly. Also note that Issue 3262 and Issue 3326 are known to fail in IE versions older than 9 because they use some HTML5 elements in the test case, and IE doesn’t like it. We could incorporate the HTML5 Shiv code in the test runner in the future, so that doesn’t happen.

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks!

Pedro Simonetti Garcia.

Firebug 1.8.3

Friday, September 16th, 2011

getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.8.3. This release has been also uploaded on AMO (it can take some time to pass the review process).

Firebug 1.8.3 fixes 7 issues since (1.8.2) and is compatible with Firefox 5, 6, 7, 8

Beta channel on AMO is also updated (1.8.3b1 is the same as 1.8.3).

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks!

Jan Honza Odvarko

Firebug 1.9a2

Friday, September 9th, 2011

getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.9a2!

Firebug 1.9a2 is compatible with Firefox 5 – Firefox 9 (nightly).

Firebug 1.9a2 fixes 23 issues.

Some highlights from this release.

  • DOM panel has a new option called Show inline event handlers (issue 4781).
  • There is a new Protocol column in the Net panel displaying HTTP protocol. You can use it to sort all requests and see e.g. all https request together (issue 4805)
  • Collision with RoboForm extension fixed (issue 4720)
  • It’s now possible to copy parts of JSON responses into the clipboard (issue 4689)
  • You can remove elements from the page while inspecting. Just start inspecting hover mouse over an element and press Delete key (issue 2212)
  • Internal architecture change: Firebug UI is running inside a frame element in order to isolate itself from other extensions. If you are developing Firebug extensions, see further info about this change.

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks!

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko