Archive for August, 2010

Chromebug 1.7a1

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 has Chromebug 1.7a1, a release of the debugger we use on Firebug. Firebug 1.7a1 should be installed first. For more information on using Chromebug see the Chromebug User Guide.


Firebug 1.7a1

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 has Firebug 1.7a1, our first release of our new branch for Firebug. We have big plans for 1.7, but until we have completed Firebug 1.6.0, our 1.7 branch allows us to check out fixes to 1.6 bugs and to add small features we may not want on 1.6 because they are riskier.

The first 1.7 feature is “re-run this stack”. If you click on the circle icon while on a breakpoint, Firebug will re-run just the call stack you are stopped on. For now this is just a shortcut. Developers often set a breakpoint then re-run their code. Rather than hitting continue then finding the button in the web page that triggers the code you are debugging, now you just press re-run. In the future we are going to automate the breakpoint setting as well.

Five bugs are also fixed in this release.


Followup in the newsgroup please.

Firebug 1.6b1

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Finally! has Firebug 1.6b1!

All of our tests pass on Firefox 3.6.9pre, a nightly build of the upcoming Firefox 3.6.9. Six tests fail on Firefox 4.0b4, because of known issues in the Firefox beta release.

The last feature added to 1.6 was a Console panel option, Show Completion List Popup.This is on by default, but users on Linux will need to turn it off. The Firefox panel we use for the popup does not work correctly on Linux yet.  We fixed at 7 more bugs since 1.6a20.

Some of the major features of 1.6 that we would love to get bug reports on include:

While this is a great list of new features, Firebug extensions will be taking over most of the job of improving Firebug from now on. Our first deployment of the Firebug Swarm should be out later this week. More on that shortly…


Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Firebug 1.6a20

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 has Firebug 1.6a20.  All tests pass on Firefox 3.6.9. We plan 1.6b1 for early next week in conjunction with Firefox 4.0b4 which looks like it will work for everything except AJAX debugging.

This release includes a preference you can set via about:config to disable the popup completion dialog, extensions.firebug.commandLineShowCompleterPopup. We will disable the popup on Linux by default for Firefox 3.6.The Mozilla platform feature we use (panel) does not work correctly on Linux. We will evaluate it on Firefox 4.0. We may add a user interface control for this option if it seems like the completion works well enough without the popup.

This release is dedicated to Prefontim and for their help in tracking down Issue 2948 and Issue 3292 as well as on-going efforts on Issue 3327.

Nine bugs are fixed in this release.


Followup in the newsgroup please.

Firebug 1.6a19

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 has Firebug 1.6a19, the stalling-and-blaming-FF4b3 release. We have some bugs to fix before b1, but we want to get existing fixes out. And we want to evaluate 1.6 on FF4.0, but we have to wait for 4.0b4 for that. Plus it’s summer here…..

  • Display link to knownissues page if FF4.0
  • Accessibility updates, esp around auto-complete issues
  • Another attempt to get errors in the right window

And 13 bug fixes


Followup in the newsgroup please