Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Firebug 1.3 Final Release

Category: Debugging

Rob Campbell posted on the 1.3 final release of Firebug, the stable release for the Firefox 3 world:

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’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.

The team seems to be gelling together and really doing some great work. I am looking forward to see more in 1.4 and above.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am

4.7 rating from 49 votes


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Thanks for creating this absolutely indispensable product, and making it free to the world. I’m almost sure that the vast majority of the web design world uses Firebug almost daily now.

Comment by mdmadph — January 8, 2009

using it already! definitely one of the must haves in modern web dev.

Comment by ilazarte — January 8, 2009

I love firebug! Been using it since its birth and since then, I have been using the alpha’s and beta’s. I just upgraded the plugin in FF3. It’s the only reason I use FF over Chrome.

Comment by KevinMartin — January 8, 2009

Awesome update to an already great tool! The “profile” feature is incredible – exactly what i’ve been wanting for a long, long time. This should go a long way towards improving web application performance. :)

Comment by leptons — January 8, 2009

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