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Archive for September, 2013

Firebug 1.13 alpha 3

Friday, September 27th, 2013

getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.13 alpha 3

Firebug 1.13a3 fixes 7 issues
Firebug 1.13a3 is compatible with Firefox 24-27

Some highlights from this release

  • JavaScript Array Inspector (issue 6773)
     
    It’s now possible to simply inspect large arrays logged into the Console panel. Large arrays are truncated in the Console panel, but if you click on the left or right bracket of the array (it’s a link now) you’ll be navigated into the DOM panel that allows you to fully inspect the array.

    You’ll be navigated to the DOM panel for full inspection after clicking.


     

  • console.table() & object logging (issue 6800)
     
    We have enhanced the console.table() API, and so it’s now possible to use it to log even generic objects. It can be useful in many cases. For example, you can log the DOM storage object.

 

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Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

 

Firebug 1.12.2

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Firebug team released Firebug 1.12.2. This version represents a maintenance release. A few minor problem fixed, no new features.

 

Firebug 1.12.2 is compatible with Firefox 23 – 26

Firebug 1.12.2 fixes 8 issues.

 

Firebug 1.12.2b1 has also been released to update users on AMO beta channel. This version is exactly the same as 1.12.2

 

Bug fixes in this release are mostly related to the Console panel & logging, but there are also some fixes related to CSS inspection.

 

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

 

Firebug 1.13 alpha 2

Friday, September 13th, 2013

getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.13 alpha 2

Firebug 1.13a2 fixes 9 issues
Firebug 1.13a2 is compatible with Firefox 23-26

Some enhancements in this release

  • Issue 3195: Search field should display current tab
  • Issue 6334: Pressing the search field shortcut should select the previously entered search text
  • Issue 6746: Add a keyboard shortcut for creating a watch expression from the current selection
  • Issue 6760: Allow using the command line even when JavaScript is disabled

 

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Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

 

Firebug 1.13 alpha 1

Friday, September 6th, 2013

getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.13 alpha 1

Firebug 1.13a1 fixes 31 issues
Firebug 1.13a1 is compatible with Firefox 23-26

We are again hardworking on the next great Firebug version for now labeled 1.13. The team focuses on JSD2 adoption and our plan is to have it ready in this new version. We have great roadmap and if successful we want to call it 2.0 eventually.

Thanks to our awesome team we have already made several new features and improvements in 1.13 (while Firebug 1.12 has been out for couple of weeks only)!

Some highlights from this release

  • The Script panel displays a notification if the source cache limit has been exceeded (issue 4906)You can use the Preferences button to change the limit. Browser restart is not needed after limit modification, just reload the page to get full source.script-cachelimit

 

  • Quick Info Box for elements can be pinned (issue 5720)Note that there are two buttons at the top right corner. One for pinning the box, so it stays displayed all the time and one for closing it.quick-info-box

    Read more about the Quick Info Box on our wiki.

 

  • Headers in net requests are collapsible (issue 4930)The Net panel has also been improved. Sections with HTTP headers (Response, Request and Cached Headers) are now collapsible and the state is preserved across Firefox restarts. So those headers, in which you are not interested don’t take space anymore.net-panel-headers

 

  • Better way to add a new element attribute (issue 6661)We have improved the way how HTML attributes can be added into elements. Check out the next set of screenshots.html-panel1

    Hover mouse cursor over the closing arrow bracket of an element you want to add a new attribute to. See, the cursor changes its shape into a hand.

    Click on the closing tag to open an inline editor and start typing an attribute name.

    html-panel2

    The rest works as usual. After you typed the name press the tab key and type the attribute value.

    mypanel3

 

There is a lot more fixed in this version and you can check out our issue list.

Stay tuned and post feedback in the newsgroup

 

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

 

Firebug 1.12.1

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Firebug team released Firebug 1.12.1. This is a follow up release based on feedback we have collected since releasing 1.12.0

Firebug 1.12.1 fixes 6 issues.

Note that Firebug 1.12.1b1 has also been released to update also users on AMO beta channel. This version is the same as 1.12.1

 

Some highlights from this release:

  • The problem with missing Firebug icons reported by some users is fixed (issue 6689).
  • It is possible to get rid of the Clear Activation List confirmation dialog (issue 6694)
  • There is a new preference extensions.firebug.console.groupLogMessages that allows to disable console message grouping (issue 6703)

 

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko