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Archive for July, 2013

Firebug 1.12 beta 5

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Firebug team released Firebug 1.12 beta 5 (archive).

 

Firebug 1.12 beta 5 fixes 8 issues
Firebug 1.12 beta 5 is compatible with Firefox 22-25

All users subscribed to AMO beta channel will be automatically updated. See the Development Channel section at the bottom of the page.

 

One little feature made it into this release (see issue 6616). It is now possible to create cURL command from a network request in order to test the request from the terminal window. Just right click on a request in the Net panel and pick Copy as cURL.

 

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks!

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

 

Firebug 1.12 beta 4

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Firebug team released Firebug 1.12 beta 4 (archive).

 

Firebug 1.12 beta 4 fixes 8 issues
Firebug 1.12 beta 4 is compatible with Firefox 22-25

All users subscribed to AMO beta channel will be automatically updated. See the Development Channel section at the bottom of the page.

 

No new features introduced in this version. We are focusing on bug fixing and testing. We have also spent some time testing existing Firebug extensions. You can watch this thread to see results of the testing.

 

Following extensions passed our testing so far:

  • ConsoleExport (read a blog post)
  • CSS Usage
  • FireFinder
  • FireLogger (read a blog post)
  • FirePath
  • FilePicker
  • FireQuery
  • FireRainbow
  • FireDiff
  • FireFlow

 

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks!

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

 

Firebug 1.12 beta 3

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Firebug team released Firebug 1.12 beta 3 (archive).

 

Firebug 1.12 beta 3 fixes 6 issues
Firebug 1.12 beta 3 is compatible with Firefox 22-25

All users subscribed to the AMO beta channel will be automatically updated. See the Development Channel section at the bottom of the page.

 

Call for feedback – Autocompletion Popup Window

One of the changes we have done in this version touches the design of auto-completion popup that is available on Firebug’s Command Line (issue 6419).

See how the popup looked before:

Old auto-completion popup window

 

And here is new version.

New auto-completion popup window

 

Note that the auto-completion popup window has been offering two sets of APIs. One set is related to Firefox DOM API (i.e. methods and properties of DOM objects) and the other to Firebug Command Line API.
You can see: debug, dir and dirxml at the bottom being Firebug commands.

 

One goal of the redesign is to make clear which entries are DOM API and which are Firebug Command Line API. So, we introduced two sections as visible on the screenshot above.

 

Of course, if there are no Firebug commands to complete there are only DOM methods and properties.

Auto completion popup (no Firebug commands)

 

Please try it and let us know what do you think about it.
Is the new design better?
Is there something you would like to improve?

 

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks!

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

 

Firebug 1.12 beta 2

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Firebug team released Firebug 1.12 beta 2 (archive).

It’s our second beta and we would like to encourage Firebug extension developers to test with this version. It’s solid and we are willing to help with testing and fixing any problems that might appear. Firebug 1.12 final is planned within a month or so.

 

Firebug 1.12 beta 2 fixes 12 issues
Firebug 1.12 beta 2 is compatible with Firefox 22-25

All users subscribed to the AMO beta channel will be automatically updated. See the Development Channel section at the bottom of the page.

 

A highlight from this release

  • Toggle Visibility of Side Panels (issue 6095)
  • One little enhancement yet sneaked into this version. You can now toggle visibility of side-panels. See couple of screenshots.

    Side Panels Expanded

     
    For example, if you don’t need the Selectors side panel you can keep it hidden.
     

    Side Panels Collapsed

     

    The state is persistent across Firefox restarts and it’s panel specific. So, if you hide side panels for the CSS main panel it applies to the CSS panel only.

     

  • The Console panel does *not* activate JSD (issue 4978)
  • This is great performance improvement. The Console panel doesn’t require JSD anymore (the internal Firefox JS debugging engine). If you enable the panel – JSD doesn’t have to be activated. This change makes the Console panel faster.

 

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko