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The Firebug Tracing Console (short FBTrace) is used for debugging Firebug and [[Firebug Extensions|Firebug extensions]]. It logs all Firebug activities and thereby helps tracking down errors inside the source code.
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The ''Firebug Tracing Console'' (short FBTrace) is used for debugging Firebug and [[Firebug Extensions|Firebug extensions]]. It logs all Firebug activities and thereby helps tracking down errors inside the source code.
== Installation ==
== Installation ==
Until Firebug 1.7 FBTrace was bundled together with its alpha and beta versions. To be able to inspect the logs even in the case Firebug is broken (e. g. it doesn't even load itself) and to make the release process easier for Firebug 1.8 FBTrace was extracted from the Firebug source and is now available as an independent extension. For more information about this step please read the [http://groups.google.com/group/firebug-working-group/browse_thread/thread/6e2c2ca5e4b6cf26 news group thread about FBTrace] as well as the [http://blog.getfirebug.com/2011/04/01/firebug-1-8a1/ blog entry to Firebug 1.8a1].
Until Firebug 1.7 FBTrace was bundled together with its alpha and beta versions. To be able to inspect the logs even in the case Firebug is broken (e. g. it doesn't even load itself) and to make the release process easier for Firebug 1.8 FBTrace was extracted from the Firebug source and is now available as an independent extension. For more information about this step please read the [http://groups.google.com/group/firebug-working-group/browse_thread/thread/6e2c2ca5e4b6cf26 news group thread about FBTrace] as well as the [http://blog.getfirebug.com/2011/04/01/firebug-1-8a1/ blog entry to Firebug 1.8a1].
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You can get the [http://code.google.com/p/fbug/source/browse/#svn/extensions/fbtrace/branches/fbtrace1.8 FBTrace source] using a Subversion client.
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=== From XPI ===
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The simplest way how to install FBTrace extension is to use an XPI we regularly build from the source. Check [http://getfirebug.com/releases/fbtrace/1.8/ releases] directory for the latest version.
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To install FBTrace please follow the description of [[Simple Firebug build|building Firebug from source]] or place a file named <code>fbtrace@getfirebug.com</code> containing the path to the source code in your Firefox profile directory (for more info on how to do this please read the [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Setting_up_extension_development_environment#Firefox_extension_proxy_file steps to create a Firefox extension proxy file]).
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=== From Source ===
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You can get the [http://code.google.com/p/fbug/source/browse/#svn/extensions/fbtrace/branches/fbtrace1.8 FBTrace source] using a Subversion client. To install FBTrace please follow the description of [[Simple Firebug build|building Firebug from source]] or place a file named <code>fbtrace@getfirebug.com</code> containing the path to the source code in your Firefox profile directory (for more info on how to do this please read the [https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Setting_up_extension_development_environment#Firefox_extension_proxy_file steps to create a Firefox extension proxy file]).
== How to open the console ==
== How to open the console ==
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After you installed FBTrace you have following possibilities to start it:
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After you installed FBTrace you have three possibilities to start it:
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=== Firebug ===
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Firebug allows opening of the console from ''Firebug Icon Menu''
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* [[Chromebug]] includes tracing info inside the Trace Panel
 
* Firebug Icon Menu -> Open Tracing
* Firebug Icon Menu -> Open Tracing
* Firebug Icon Menu -> Options -> Always Open Tracing
* Firebug Icon Menu -> Options -> Always Open Tracing
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[[Image:Trace-console.png]]
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=== Chromebug ===
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* [[Chromebug]] Tools -> Open Chromebug Tracing Console
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[[File:Trace-console-chromebug.png]]

Revision as of 13:36, 11 April 2011

FBTrace

The Firebug Tracing Console (short FBTrace) is used for debugging Firebug and Firebug extensions. It logs all Firebug activities and thereby helps tracking down errors inside the source code.

Contents

Installation

Until Firebug 1.7 FBTrace was bundled together with its alpha and beta versions. To be able to inspect the logs even in the case Firebug is broken (e. g. it doesn't even load itself) and to make the release process easier for Firebug 1.8 FBTrace was extracted from the Firebug source and is now available as an independent extension. For more information about this step please read the news group thread about FBTrace as well as the blog entry to Firebug 1.8a1.

From XPI

The simplest way how to install FBTrace extension is to use an XPI we regularly build from the source. Check releases directory for the latest version.

From Source

You can get the FBTrace source using a Subversion client. To install FBTrace please follow the description of building Firebug from source or place a file named fbtrace@getfirebug.com containing the path to the source code in your Firefox profile directory (for more info on how to do this please read the steps to create a Firefox extension proxy file).

How to open the console

After you installed FBTrace you have following possibilities to start it:

Firebug

Firebug allows opening of the console from Firebug Icon Menu

  • Firebug Icon Menu -> Open Tracing
  • Firebug Icon Menu -> Options -> Always Open Tracing

Trace-console.png

Chromebug

  • Chromebug Tools -> Open Chromebug Tracing Console

Trace-console-chromebug.png

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