~robcee/ more than just sandwiches

3 June 2009 @ 1pm

Firebug, Mozilla

Firebug 1.4.0b1 Limited Release on AMO

Today we’ve pushed Firebug 1.4.0b1 (same as 1.4.0a31) to addons.mozilla.org. Currently, we’ve only turned it on for users of 3.5b4 and later, but this version is fully-compatible with Firefox 3.0 as well. Users of Firefox 3.0 who want to try out Firebug 1.4 should download it from getfirebug.com/releases/firebug/1.4 or disable version checking on AMO. When we ship the final version of Firebug 1.4.0 we will set the compatibility for all users of Firefox 3.0 and 3.5.

This is a little different from previous releases. For versions 1.2 and 1.3, we released betas on getfirebug.com and ask users to download from there. We’re adding the betas to AMO this time to allow individuals using Firebug on Firefox 3.0 upgrading to 3.5 to have a seamless upgrade experience. Also, the reason we didn’t enable this for users of Firefox 3.0 is that we feel this is still Beta-level software and didn’t want to throw them into that ring without fair warning first.

What’s new in this release? Quite a lot, actually:

We’ve still got a fair bit of work to do to wrap this up. Templarian’s icon updates are still in the pipe as well as documentation updates and ongoing bugfixes, so stay tuned for more.

To everybody who’s contributed to this release, I would like to extend huge thanks for your help and hard work! Everybody who has tested, reported bugs and joined in on test-day, we couldn’t have gotten here without you.

As always, please report any bugs to http://code.google.com/p/fbug/issues. This software is beta!