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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24 comments

  1. sombriks

    amazing release, the svg docs are correctly represented now.

    January 19th, 2010 at 14:48
  2. Nodashi

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

    January 19th, 2010 at 14:57
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    January 19th, 2010 at 17:40
  4. Mike Grace

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

    January 19th, 2010 at 18:07
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  6. bnc

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

    January 19th, 2010 at 20:07
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    January 19th, 2010 at 20:10
  8. Blake Tallos

    Awesome! Good work, on this application Mozilla.

    January 19th, 2010 at 20:10
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    January 19th, 2010 at 20:16
  10. Indonesia Web Design

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

    January 19th, 2010 at 20:35
  11. makuchaku

    Can’t imagine any web project without Firebug!

    Maku

    January 19th, 2010 at 21:03
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    January 19th, 2010 at 21:08
  13. webmasterdubai

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

    January 19th, 2010 at 21:13
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  15. Robert

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

    January 20th, 2010 at 00:01
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    January 20th, 2010 at 01:50
  18. anton

    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/

    January 20th, 2010 at 02:30
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  21. Ben Lacey

    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

    January 20th, 2010 at 08:28
  22. Lisa Wood

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

    January 22nd, 2010 at 06:32
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    January 24th, 2010 at 18:21
  24. Phil

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

    February 4th, 2010 at 13:26

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