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19 January 2010 @ 10am

Firebug, Mozilla

Firebug 1.5.0

I am very happy to be able to announce the release of Firebug 1.5.0 on addons.mozilla.org. This release represents a significant effort by the Firebug Working Group which saw the addition of some new faces over the last few months. Here’s a quick run-down of some of the new features:

  • Enhanced Inspector
  • More accurate Net panel timings
  • Break on HTML mutation
  • MathML and SVG namespace support
  • Break on XHR
  • Improved HTML editing
  • Persist buttons on Console and Net panel
  • Separate Computed CSS and Style subpanels
  • Many many bugfixes and stability improvements

This is a huge release and these are just some of the highlights you’ll see in this new version. Please feel free to read the release notes and John Barton’s blog post for more details.

As always, if you encounter any problems, don’t be shy about filing a bug! We’ll be following up with quick point-releases if and when you find issues.

Special shout-outs and thanks to Mike Ratcliffe for the Inspector improvements, Steven Roussey for HTML editor improvements, SVG and MathML namespace patches, Honza for being awesome and John Barton for his tireless contributions.

If you’re new to Firebug, you might want to check out my introduction to Firebug screencast.

(This post has been translated into Belarusian by Marcis G. Thanks!)


Posted by
19 January 2010 @ 11am

It also happens to be the first public release that is compatible with SeaMonkey 2 (>= 2.0.1, actually). :-) AMO doesn’t know that yet, though.

Posted by
19 January 2010 @ 12pm

it’s true! And though AMO won’t let you install directly into SeaMonkey (or Thunderbird or Songbird), you should be able to download from the version list and install manually.

Posted by
Philip Sheldrake
19 January 2010 @ 2pm

Looks great! Thanks to everyone in the Firebug team.

Posted by
Mike Ratcliffe
19 January 2010 @ 3pm

I am just writing about the history of Firebug and this version has the biggest changeset since version 1.

Posted by
19 January 2010 @ 3pm

@mike cool, be sure to drop us a note when your history’s written. Your contributions to the inspector have been really excellent.

Posted by
19 January 2010 @ 4pm

Thank you for your continued work. Firebug is my favouritist thing ever and the separate computed and style panels sounds great.

Posted by
Robert Kaiser
19 January 2010 @ 6pm

Thanks to the Firebug team for accepting the patches and making this available for SeaMonkey 2 as well, that’s just uber-cool!

I just hope we’ll get AMO to recognize that fact as well ;-)

Posted by
19 January 2010 @ 6pm

@kairo just needed the version numbers for SeaMonkey Firebug 1.5 is compatible with. After talking with you in IRC, I updated the entry to support 2.0.1 and up. It should be installable in a couple of hours. Super happy to be compatible with SeaMonkey with this release!

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20 January 2010 @ 12am

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