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Archive for September, 2012

Firebug 1.11 alpha 3

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.11a3

Firebug 1.11a3 fixes 17 issues.

Some highlights from this release:

  • Log Function Calls feature has been improved and it also shows the current stack trace (issue 5866).


  • There is a new infotip in the Cookies panel that previews cookie size (issue 5834).


  • Another little feature that makes Firebug so great is text cropping in the CSS panel. A huge string could sometimes totally break that window (issue 5879).

Firebug team is also hardworking on JSD2 adoption (not part of this release). JSD2 is a new JavasScript Debugging service allowing (among other things) also remote debugging (over TCP/IP) through Remote Debugging Protocol.

The development is happening on a JSD2 Firebug branch and some basic concepts related to the remoting architecture are described on Firebug wiki.

There is still a lot of what to do to finish the work and expose remoting capabilities to extensions, but some basic features like adding breakpoints and stepping already work.

So, stay tuned!

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan Honza Odvarko

Firebug 1.10.3

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Firebug team released Firebug 1.10.3.

Firebug 1.10.3 is a maintenance release fixing several minor issues and also tested with Firefox 15, which has been published last week.

Firebug 1.10.3 fixes 12 issues.

Note that Firefox 15 contains a critical memory fix that should solve most of the Firebug memory leaks (also refereed as zombie compartments). We are eagerly waiting for any feedback related to Firefox 15 + Firebug 1.10.3 configuration and its memory footprint so, let us know how it works for you!

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko