Archive for August, 2013

Firebug 1.12.0

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Firebug Working Group is proud to announce a new Firebug version!
Firebug 1.12.0 is now available for download.

Firebug 1.12.0b7 version has been also released to updated beta channel on AMO. This version is the same as Firebug 1.12.0

  • Firebug 1.12 is compatible with Firefox 23 – 26

Firebug 1.12 fixes 4 issues.


Firebug team has been working hard on this version. We have fixed ~160 issues, released 8 alphas and 7 betas, implemented 50 more automated tests (362 in total), had 79 online meetings and answered many Firebug related questions on our newsgroup.


See list of contributors who helped with the release.

  • Jan Odvarko
  • Sebastian Zartner
  • Simon Lindholm
  • Farshid Beheshti
  • Steven Roussey
  • Florent Fayolle
  • Awad Mackie
  • Belakhdar Abdeldjalil
  • Thomas Andersen
  • Hisateru Tanaka


New Features

Here is a short list of new features introduced in this version. You can also read detailed description with screenshots.

  • Copy CSS Properties
  • New Net Panel Filters
  • Filter for DOM Events Log
  • Autocompletion Popup Improved
  • Use in Command Line
  • Group Console Messages
  • Better Infotip for HTTP Request Timings
  • Multiple Filters for Console & Net Panel
  • Toggle Visibility of Side Panels
  • Store the result of the last command line evaluation in $_
  • New command: getEventListeners()
  • Copy as cURL
  • Precision for Console API %f log pattern
  • Show/hide stack arguments
  • CSS Panel Improvements


Get Involved

There are several ways how to help us.


Firebug Extensions

We have also spent time testing some of the existing Firebug extensions.
Here is a list of those that passed our review and work with Firebug 1.12.

  • Console Export Export data from the Console panel
  • CSS Usage See what CSS rules and properties are actually used in your app.
  • Dojo Firebug Extension Support for Dojo based app debugging.
  • Firebug Autocompleter Autocompleter now available in Firebug Command Editor.
  • Firediff Additional insight into the changes that are being made to the components of the page
  • FireFile FireFile is a Firebug extension to save CSS files edited with Firebug to your web server
  • Firefinder find HTML elements matching chosen CSS selector(s) or XPath expression quickly.
  • Fireflow Provides method call logs in a tree format.
  • FireLogger Logging support for web developers (PHP, Python, ColdFusion) (see also this post)
  • FirePath adds a development tool to edit, inspect and generate XPath 1.0 expressions and CSS 3 selectors
  • FirePHP FirePHP enables you to print to your Firebug Console using a simple PHP function call and a lot more.
  • FirePicker Adds color picker to Firebug’s inline CSS editor. (see also this post)
  • FireQuery Adds a collection of jQuery-related enhancements to Firebug. Recommended for all jQuery developers. (see also this post)
  • FireRainbow Brings Javascript syntax highlighting to Firebug.
  • FireStorage Plus! Is an extra panel to Firebug for displaying and manipulating the web storage containers such as localStorage and sessionStorage. (see also this post)
  • Illuminations for Developers is a tool to help you develop web applications by investing Firebug with the knowledge of your JavaScript framework and your workflow with it.
  • Javascript Deminifier Deminify javascript before it is downloaded.
  • Backbone-Eye Understand Backbone application behavior without debugging JavaScript.

We don’t have enough time to test all of the existing extensions, it’s mostly up to extensions authors.
But you can always see the complete list.


Firebug Lite

Firebug Lite is lightweight version of Firebug that does implement only a subset of features (mainly missing the Script and Net panel). It’s implemented as pure web application and running in all major browser. Useful especially for debugging on mobile devices with bigger screens (e.g. iPad). Firebug Lite is also maintained by Firebug Working Group and you can read more about how to start with Firebug Lite.


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Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko


Firebug 1.12 beta 6

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Firebug team released Firebug 1.12 beta 6 (archive).


Firebug 1.12 beta 6 fixes 7 issues
Firebug 1.12 beta 6 is compatible with Firefox 22-26

All users subscribed to AMO beta channel will be automatically updated. See the Development Channel section at the bottom of the page.


There are no new features in this release and it should also be the last beta before the final Firebug 1.12. The final release should be out in couple of weeks.


Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks!

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko