Archive for July, 2010

Firebug 1.6a18

Friday, July 23rd, 2010 has Firebug 1.6a18, the don’t-plan-beta-releases-in-summer release.  The major new feature here is ‘switch to default locale‘, support for en-US user interface labels even if you are running on a localized version of Firefox.

12 more bugs fixed.

All of our tests pass on Firefox 3.6.8, so we are hoping that the Firebug automatic testbot will begin to show us “green” for 3.6 once we get it updated to 1.6a18.


Please post comments in the newsgroup.

Firebug 1.6a17

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 has Firebug 1.6a17. We’re aiming for b1 next week, and this time we mean it!

New in this release:

  • First run page comes up on install or update.
  • Removed all the .DTD files, no more entity based localization.
  • Console panel filtering buttons (error, warning, info, debug).
  • Stack side panel for Script panel shows function argument names and values.
  • More tweeks for command line completion.
  • Script panel shows nicer message when it is inactive during page load.
  • Changes to allow Firebug to work in Firefox 4.0b2pre (still many issues).

This release is dedicated to nkjoep for helping find the cause of issue 3200, a serious bug that only surfaced when an uncommon option is used.

The release also has lots of locale updates and bug fixes.


Please follow up in the newsgroup.

Introducing Pedro Simonetti Garcia

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Pedro Simonetti Garcia has been leading the Firebug Lite development effort and helping us plan for a merger of Firebug Lite and part of the Firebug for Firefox code base. He will be using this blog to post information about Firebug Lite releases and related issues.


Firebug Lite 1.3.1b1

Thursday, July 1st, 2010 has a new beta release of Firebug Lite 1.3.1b1. Lite is the Firebug for IE, Safari, Chrome, and Opera. Look for the Firebug icon in the lower corner of the web page, it’s minimized to start.

Some of the key changes by Pedro Simonetti Garcia:

  • Many improvements to the ‘inline’ editor used for CSS and HTML, esp. for autocompletion and performance.
  • Context menu support for Style and CSS panels
  • A new Developer’s channel that loads Lite directly from SVN.

Since Firebug Lite loads right in the Web page, installation is different from the extension based Firebug. Pedro has a great summary of the four channels and three installation mechanism in the new install instructions.

Please this beta release and report any problems to our bug list or the newsgroup.