Archive for July, 2012

Firebug 1.10.0

Friday, July 13th, 2012

After 12 alpha and 4 beta versions, Firebug team is proud to announce final Firebug 1.10!

This release fixes 210 issues (79 issues enhancements). We have implemented 50 more automated tests during the release cycle to ensure stability and avoid regression issues. We have also managed to move the entire source to and got more contribution from the community than ever before (see more about hacking on Firebug).

Firebug 1.10 is compatible with Firefox 13-16

Firebug is true community achievement and there are many developers that contributed to this release.

  • Jan Odvarko
  • Sebastian Zartner
  • Simon Lindholm
  • Harutyun Amirjanyan
  • Steven Roussey
  • Joe Walker
  • Stampolidis Anastasios
  • Heather Arthur
  • Farshid Beheshti
  • Leon Sorokin
  • Florent Fayolle
  • Vladimir Zhuravlev
  • Hector Zhao
  • Bharath Thiruveedula
  • Nathan Mische

Also take a look at brief list that summarizes new features introduced in this release or read detailed feature description (including screenshots). There are also categorized releases notes with links to proper issue reports available on Firebug Wiki.

  • Bootstrapped Installation
  • Delayed Load
  • Cookies
  • Command Editor Syntax Highlighting
  • Autocompletion
  • Trace Styles
  • New Command: help
  • Link to Web-font Declaration
  • Support For Media Queries
  • Displayed Entities Format
  • Displayed Color Format
  • Tooltips for Menu Items
  • Support for “focus” CSS pseudo class
  • HTTP Requests From BFCache
  • Delete CSS Rule

There are also significant improvements related to memory consumption, but you need to run Firebug 1.10 with Firefox 15+

Stay tuned!

Firebug 1.10.0 is based on Firebug 1.10.b4 that fixes 14 issues.

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks!

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

Firebug 1.10b3

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Firebug 1.10 beta 3 has been released.

Firebug 1.10b3 fixes 10 issues.

There are couple of changes we would like to highlight in this release.

Net Panel: requests coming from Back-forward cache

Visual design of HTTP responses coming from BFCache has been changed and so, it should be easier to distinguish these special requests from other requests (Issue 3757).

First, let’s see requests coming from standard browser cache.

  • Every request coming from the browser cache is grayed out and the Status column says 304 Not Modified.
  • The screenshot above displays 8 requests coming from the browser cache.

Let’s see how requests coming from the BFCache (specific for Firefox browser) are displayed.

  • Every request coming from BFCache is grayed out with squared background.
  • The status column says 200 OK (BFCache)
  • The screenshot above displays 8 requests coming from the BFCache.
  • Note that the Remote IP column is empty since there was no communication with server at all. These requests come directly from the BFCache without asking the server.

In order to see requests coming from BFCache you need to check Show BFCache Responses (false by default) option in Net panel’s option menu (the small black triangle next to the panel name).

Command Line: help

There is a fresh new command help available on Firebug’s command line (Issue 5142).

If you want to learn about all Firebug command line API, just type help to print list of all available commands with description.

Every command name (green color) is a link that navigates you to Firebug wiki for more information about the specific command.

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko