- This page is intended to summarize plans and directions for Firebug.next
- Provide any feedback on Firebug newsgroup
This section describes goals and strategy that keeps Firebug a competitive in-browser tool and leader in space of in-browser developer tools.
- Improve memory footprint & performance
- Reuse built-in dev-tools API and components
- Innovate features that only Firebug can deliver
- Extension compatibility
- Faster release cycle
The next planned version number is: 1.11
Development happens on Firebug 1.11 branch (currently alpha).
If a significant new feature (or set of features) is introduced in new release the version numbering can move into 2.* scheme. An example of such feature can be support for remote debugging.
The goal is to introduce new Firebug release till the end of 2012
|Beta||10th of November|
|Final Release||10th of December|
- The entire release cycle (from the first alpha to the final release) should target 4-5 months
- The beta phase should be at least 4 weeks
- The new release should introduce 8-10 new features (or significant bug fixes)
Use this section to suggest any feature you'd like to see in Firebug.next.
- JSD2 Adoption
- Remote Debugging
This section summarizes all features that are planned for Firebug.next. Every feature in this section must have an owner.
|Adopt JSD2||Honza, Sebastian, Farshid||Issue 5421: Adopt JSD2||started|
|Group Console Messages||Sebastian||Issue 4979: Group console messages||started|
|SPDY Support||Bharath||Issue 5696: SPDY support in the Net panel||done|
|Support for PerformanceTiming||Honza||Issue 5843: Support for PerformanceTiming spec|
- Feature planning should keep in mind the suggested release schedule above
This section provides detailed description of all planned features.
Firebug script debugger and all related features like BON (break on ...) should be based on new JSD2 API. Using JSD2 API will also enable remote debugging.
Part of this task is also internal Firebug architecture refactoring so it's ready for remote debugging features. Note that adopting JSD2 doesn't automatically mean that Firebug is remote-debugging-ready. This is covered by issue 5837
Note that this task doesn't have to make it into Firebug.next, but it could be possible (if useful) to at least merge code changes.
- Development happens on JSD2 branch
Group Console Messages
Console messages optionally need to be grouped to avoid spamming the Console Panel.
- Group error messages
- Group messages produced by the 'console' object