Archive for October, 2011

Firebug 1.9a5

Friday, October 28th, 2011 has Firebug 1.9a5

Firebug 1.9a5 is compatible with Firefox 5 – Firefox 10 (nightly).

There is one bug in Firefox that prevents using Firebug’s debugger on Aurora. It’s already fixed in Firefox Nightly and currently being ported to Aurora.

Update: Fix for the bug has been ported to Aurora.

Firebug 1.9a5 fixes 6 issues.

There are no new features in this release. We have been mostly focused on stability and regression bugs.

We are planning to release 1.9 beta 1 soon so, any feedback is appreciated!

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

Firebug 1.9a4

Friday, October 21st, 2011 has Firebug 1.9a4

Firebug 1.9a4 is compatible with Firefox 5 – Firefox 10 (nightly).

Firebug 1.9a4 fixes 25 issues.

Some highlights from this release.

  • Resend a HTTP request (issue 2225). This feature allows resending any HTTP request. Just right click on an entry in the Net panel and pick Resend.

  • Tooltip for a conditional breakpoint (issue 2638). Do you use conditional breakpoints and don’t remember the associated expression? Now you can just hover mouse over the breakpoint and see all within a tooltip.

  • Firebug’s and Firefox’s shortcuts don’t collide anymore (issue 4556).
  • Are you browsing the DOM structure of the page and seeing a variable that you want to watch later when hitting a breakpoint? Right click on it in the DOM panel and pick Add Watch (issue 4524).

  • Are you using the Net panel to observe HTTP headers? Now you can see even response headers coming from the browser cache – in case of 304 responses (issue 4905)

We have also improved Firebug auto-completion, fixed several stepping bugs in the debugger, improved our automated testing system and more.

Stay tuned!

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks

Jan Honza Odvarko