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Archive for October, 2013

Firebug 1.13 alpha 4

Friday, October 25th, 2013

getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.13 alpha 4

Firebug 1.13a4 fixes 10 issues
Firebug 1.13a4 is compatible with Firefox 24-27

Some highlights from this release

  • Display registered Mutation Observers (issue 6740)

    The existing getEventListeners() command (see a Firebug tip) has been extended and it now displays also registered mutation observers for given element.

    Mutation Observers
     

    You can use this test page to try it yourself.
     
     

  • Searching by selector in the HTML panel (issue 6748)

    The search field inside the HTML panel now allows you to search for elements via CSS selectors. Just start typing a selector like body > div and the elements matching this selector will be matched. This new search feature got integrated with the already existing text search. So now you can search for both at once, text and CSS selectors. This makes it much easier to find the elements you’re searching for.

     

    HTML Search

     

    Again, you can use the test page to try it.

     

 

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Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

 

Firebug 1.12.4

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Firebug team released Firebug 1.12.4. Another maintenance release fixing performance problem when switching Firefox tabs.

 

Firebug 1.12.4b1 has also been released to update users on AMO beta channel. This version is exactly the same as 1.12.4

 

Firebug 1.12.4 is compatible with Firefox 23 – 26

Firebug 1.12.4 fixes 1 issue.

 

This version introduces a workaround that solves Firefox tab switching and Firebug activation problem (see a platform bug). As a temporary measure, Firebug no longer pauses the debugger when switching tabs. This avoids long tab switching times (see issue 6086 for more details).

The entire problem will be properly fixed in the next major Firebug version that will be based on the new JavaScript Debugger API in Firefox.

 

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

 

Firebug 1.12.3

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Firebug team released Firebug 1.12.3. Another maintenance release fixing a few minor issues.

 

Firebug 1.12.3b1 has also been released to update users on AMO beta channel. This version is exactly the same as 1.12.3

 

Firebug 1.12.3 is compatible with Firefox 23 – 26

Firebug 1.12.3 fixes 4 issues.

 

Some highlights from this release

There is a platform bug that slows down Firefox tab switching and Firebug activation. This bug has effect only if the Script panel is enabled. Since we can’t fix this problem Firebug is displaying a warning to notify users. The problem will be fixed in the next major Firebug release (Firebug will be using different debugging engine, see issue 6821 for more details).

The message is displayed on disabled Script panel and also in the Console panel.

 

 

This version also fixes one compatibility problem with FirePHP extension (issue 6803).
 

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko