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Firebug 1.5 released!

Editor’s note: today the Firebug team released Firebug 1.5. Check out Rob Campbell’s announcement reposted below.

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 Firebug 1.5 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.

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  1. sombriks wrote on January 19th, 2010 at 14:48:

    amazing release, the svg docs are correctly represented now.

  2. Nodashi wrote on January 19th, 2010 at 14:57:

    really great release. I really appreciate the separation between Computed CSS and Style subpanels

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  4. Mike Grace wrote on January 19th, 2010 at 18:07:

    This is AWESOME!!!! Soo glad these changes and improvements have been made. Life just got a little bit sweeter on the web. ; )

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  6. bnc wrote on January 19th, 2010 at 20:07:

    Go Go Go! Mozilla, you ROX!
    Firebug is da best!

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  8. Blake Tallos wrote on January 19th, 2010 at 20:10:

    Awesome! Good work, on this application Mozilla.

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  10. Indonesia Web Design wrote on January 19th, 2010 at 20:35:

    Awesome, can’t live without firebug, time to update :D

  11. makuchaku wrote on January 19th, 2010 at 21:03:

    Can’t imagine any web project without Firebug!

    Maku

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  13. webmasterdubai wrote on January 19th, 2010 at 21:13:

    firebug is my life without it can’t do javascripting CSS styling.

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  15. Robert wrote on January 20th, 2010 at 00:01:

    Thanks! I must admit (using a wee bit of exaggeration) that my life wouldn’t be the same without Firebug.

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  18. anton wrote on January 20th, 2010 at 02:30:

    Unfortunately it crashes as soon as you click the firebug icon

    with firefox 3.5.7 on 64 bit linux distros like opensuse and ubuntu

    See:
    http://blog.getfirebug.com/2010/01/19/64-bit-firefox-on-linux-crashes-with-firebug-1-5-0/

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  21. Ben Lacey wrote on January 20th, 2010 at 08:28:

    thank you for the update to Firebug,
    It has been my website debug companion for a while now, and has really helped fix some silly mistakes in my coding :)

    Keep up the good work!
    Ben Lacey
    Freelance Website Developer

  22. Lisa Wood wrote on January 22nd, 2010 at 06:32:

    I don’t know what I did before Firebug. It’s invaluable to me for testing and debugging.

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  24. Phil wrote on February 4th, 2010 at 13:26:

    Awesome work guys! This is a core part of my dev setup – couldn’t live without it!

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