Archive for December, 2009

Firebug 1.5b8

Friday, December 18th, 2009 has Firebug 1.5X.0b8

New in this release:

  • A few weeks ago we added support to freeze the Javascript and event handlers on a Web page when you halt in the debugger (eg on a breakpoint). You probably thought that already happened, it should have. This release fixes a bug in that freeze/thaw logic for reloading while on a breakpoint.
  • The full path to source files is show in a tooltip over the file list in the Script panel.

Bugs Fixed


Followup on the newsgroup please.

Firebug 1.5b7

Thursday, December 17th, 2009 has Firebug 1.5X.0b7.  We plan to release 1.5.0 in the first week of 2010. Happy New Year!

Test results:

  • On Firefox 3.5.6, one test fails, Issue 2271, because we use a feature only available in Firefox 3.6.
  • On Firefox 3.6b6pre, one test fails, because of Bug 468506 a Firefox bug that is blocking the release of Firefox 3.6.
  • On Firefox 3.7 nightly, three tests fail.One is a known problem in our tests, the other two are caused by bug 535699.

New in this release:

  • Turn off the Javascript Debugger service of Firefox if you don’t have Firebug open on any tab in Firefox.
  • When suspending, the JIT is re-enabled. Thanks to Boris Zbarsky and the Firefox team for adding support for this improvement!
  • Performance improvements by leveraging native function getElementsByClassName.
  • More content types for JSON tab
  • Improved support for the Cache tab
  • Duplicate error messages prefixed with count, eg 5x.
  • Better precision on the file sizes in the Net panel
  • New Locale, el-GR by Sonickydon
  • Locale updates: sl-SI, vi-VN, ja-JP, es-AR, sv-SE, ca-CD, pt-PT, zh-CN, ru-RU, nl-NL, de-DE

We are fixing lots bugs so I think enumerating them in the blog here is not so useful. In future posts I will give a link like this one:

Bugs Fixed in 1.5b7


Please post followups to the newsgroup.

Firebug 1.5b6

Monday, December 7th, 2009 has Firebug 1.5X.0b6. All our tests pass on Firefox 3.5. One test fails on Firefox 3.6, but it passes on Firefox 3.7: we are just waiting for the fix to bug 468506 to be applied to Firefox 3.6.

Our last work item for Firebug 1.5 is to discuss and probably fix this issues on the blocks1.5 list.

  • Locale updates: is-IS, sv-SE, ca-AD, ht-HR, zh-CN, sl-SI, ru-RU, es-AR, ro-RO, pl-PL, ja-JP
  • Issue 816: NET panel no longer displays filesize uploaded
  • Issue 1470: Commas in URLs
  • Issue 2341: Use JSON explorer for post request
  • Issue 2417: Quick Info Box to be made draggable to fix mouseover issues
  • Issue 2530: Post data from flash not parsed in net-panel
  • Issue 1221: Errors not cleared after disabling console
  • Issue 2536: Quick Info Box throws errors when inspecting MathML
  • Issue 335: CSS edit doesn’t honor media type
  • Issue 2400: div element representing firebug console is injected after body
  • Issue 2386: Text shadow on Firebug tabs
  • Issue 190: If input type text is set to disabled, firebug won’t inspect it
  • Issue 420: Option to automatically scroll to the bottom of the error list onResize
  • Issue 491: Profiling – Function names with $
  • Issue 2543: Inspector CSS and divs are visible in HTML tree when inspecting page
  • Issue 2271: JS errors in AJAX callback functions are not shown
  • Issue 2541: Remove offset* from layout; always use “Show Bounding Client Rectangle”
  • Issue 2547: Comment block editing problems
  • Issue 1330: Improve handling of textnodes
  • Issue 498: Feature patch: improved HTML panel keyboard navigation
  • Issue 2267: Wrong display of list-of-list of select elements
  • Issue 2318: Enhancement: Inspect HTML element without expanding.
  • Issue 2542: multipart in response of first request
  • Issue 2550: Dispatch events to Inspector listeners so extensions can listen for inspect events.
  • Issue 1169: Console init function clobbers other init functions
  • Issue 1013: Line length for word wrap should disregard indentation
  • Issue 956: Header names and values in request inspector
  • Issue 900: RFE: Add hot-key in HTML tab for deleting element(s)
  • Issue 2478: Copy HTML on HTML element
  • Issue 2518: Changing offset values in the Layout tab in the HTML panel
  • Issue 2519: z-index values in the Layout tab in the HTML panel


Please post comments or suggestions to the Firebug newsgroup.