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7 January 2009 @ 2pm

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Firebug, Mozilla

Firebug 1.3.0 Final Released

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As the subject says, Firebug 1.3.0 Final is now up on addons.mozilla.org. Release notes are here. As mentioned previously, this version will not be compatible with Firefox 3.1 (Shiretoko) and up. For that you’ll need a Firebug 1.4 alpha, soon to be dubbed beta available on getfirebug.com’s releases directory. Notes are on the releases page.

If I can babble a bit for a second, I’d like to say that I’m pretty proud of this release. Honza has made some fantastic improvements to the Net panel. John Barton has improved the Script panel and debugging features as well as tweaking the console. Maybe more significantly were some of the changes under the covers. The new Tracing panel (FBTrace) for debugging Firebug itself during development is a huge improvement over the previous console-based system. We’re starting to get some unittest coverage through John Resig’s and Honza’s FireUnit. And I think community involvement is at an all-time high with some excellent testing and bug reporting coming from all corners of the world. The message is getting out that Firebug is a great project to be involved in and that community contribution can really help move it forward.

So, thanks to everybody who helped out with this release. I think it’s the best Firebug yet.


24 Comments

Posted by
Staicu Ionut
7 January 2009 @ 6pm

Dunno for you guys, but i can’t see any link for final version. And the link for addons mozilla doesn’t work (i don’t have permissions :( )


Posted by
robcee
7 January 2009 @ 6pm

Sorry Staicu. I had the developers link in the original. Should be corrected now. Also, the entry on AMO takes awhile to get updated. Downloads should be working now.


Posted by
hubrik
7 January 2009 @ 6pm


Posted by
Durbin
7 January 2009 @ 7pm

the article is about firebug but you have a picture of a dragonfly. Opera FTW!


Posted by
robcee
7 January 2009 @ 7pm

A dragonfly is just one kind of bug and we’re lighting it on fire!


Posted by
Marc Grabanski
7 January 2009 @ 7pm

THERE IS A BUG IN MY FIREFOX! which happens to be an awesome bug that my job depends on.


Posted by
Dan Mayer
8 January 2009 @ 3am

Congrats I love firebug, I couldn’t imagine working on JS without it. Great work and congrats to the whole team involved.


Posted by
Marin
8 January 2009 @ 8am

Great work with this release, I love the new Net panel.
Is there any documentation on what are is the exact DOMContendLoaded time?


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8 January 2009 @ 11am

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Posted by
Scott Rowe
8 January 2009 @ 4pm

I have FF3.05 on OS X and I upgraded FB to 1.3 from 1.2 and now my site won’t load. Says “this.notifyFirebug is not a function in the console” and it just stops. I have to disable the console for the site to load now. Any ideas? I’ve googled around and seen the error showing for a few people but in 1.2 or 1.3 beta’s and haven’t seen an answer. Despite this, I want to say how much I LOVE Firebug and trying to remember coding before it existed is too painful…


Posted by
robcee
8 January 2009 @ 6pm

Scott: we’ve seen that problem before and I think it has to do with an older version of Dojo in your site’s code base.

http://groups.google.com/group/firebug/browse_thread/thread/565df9469d4fa8e7/a7308aebc8148dab

remove “debug=true;” in your Dojo setup and see if that fixes the problem.


Posted by
alexandern
8 January 2009 @ 6pm

what can I possibly say? Thank you… web development wouldnt be the same without this, period.

ps: M$ please learn from this..


Posted by
Scott Rowe
8 January 2009 @ 7pm

robcee was considerate enough to follow up quickly on this –

He said – “Check also that you’re not mapping console.log to some other function,

e.g., var foo = console.log

so that when foo() gets called “this” is not “console”. ”

Which is exactly what we were doing…

Works great now – thanks robcee!


Posted by
Roky
9 January 2009 @ 6am

Guys really nice work. Tnx for this great tool!


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9 January 2009 @ 12pm

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Posted by
Arnold
10 January 2009 @ 1am

there seems to be a problem with console.log in version 1.3

When attempting to set a conditional breakpoint, console.log fails…


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Posted by
Lindsay
12 January 2009 @ 3pm

I’m finding my problem with firebug 1.3 (in firefox 3.0.5) is that it no longer shows javascript errors. It’ll show me my postbacks and whatnot, but won’t show me simple javascript errors. had to go back to 1.2.


Posted by
robcee
12 January 2009 @ 3pm

these and other types of errors should be reported (preferably with a testcase!) at http://code.google.com/p/fbug/issues/list.

If you’re in doubt, use the Firebug menu (off the bug icon in the Firebug panel’s toolbar) and click the Issue Tracker… menu item.


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Posted by
Ann
13 January 2009 @ 7pm

Mozilla / Firefly and Vista do not mix. If I had a few great geek gods around me to make the transition I would have given the browser a real try. Alas I have only 1 such geek god and he is very busy, therefore I uninstalled it all and cancelled January 7, 2008.
Vista even w/ sp1 is a pisser to get around.. But it works mostly. Sorry but it just did not work for me.


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2 February 2009 @ 5pm

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7 April 2009 @ 1am

[...] Rob Campbell posted on his blog that this version will not be compatible with Firefox 3.1 (Shiretoko) and up. For that you’ll need a Firebug 1.4 alpha, soon to be dubbed beta available on getfirebug.com’s releases directory [...]