Firebug 1.3 Release Notes

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Features and changes[edit]


  • FBTrace service (for internal Firebug debugging).
  • TraceConsole (for internal Firebug debugging)
  • Internationalize locales via Babelzilla; begin moving away from entities to properties.


  • reimplement console/command line to reduce chance of console undefined.


  • DOM properties alphabetical


  • Script panel implemented with as viewport on source to improve performance on large JS files
  • Find debuggers by scope chain analysis rather than jsContext
  • scope chain shows in watches panel (from contribution by kpdecker)


  • Reimplement all response views with nsITraceableChannel
  • Centralize handlers for http-on-modify-request in firebug-http-observer component
  • Net panel timing improvements: more categories in timing.


  • Add TraceConsole to aid debugging Firebug.
  • FBTrace panel removed from X versions (TraceConsole instead)
  • new option DBG_SPY for spy.js
  • firebug-service tracing to traceConsole

For extensions[edit]

  • add onApplyDecorator(sourceBox), allows annotation of source
  • add module function isNeededGetReady() to signal a dependency and prepare for later use (debugger calls it to insure commandline is in for watches panel)

Links to notes for each release[edit]

Version Release Date
Bug fix releases
1.3.3b3 2009-02-16
1.3.3b1 2009-02-10
1.3.2 2009-02-06
1.3.1b4 2009-02-03
1.3.1b1 2009-01-28
Major release
1.3.0 2009-01-12
1.3.0b5 2008-12-05
1.3.0b4 2008-11-26

See also[edit]