Weekly developer tools update, Jan 26

kdangoor

Here are some high level points from the weekly meeting:

  • Firebug 1.10 alpha 2 is coming tomorrow, and it’s restartless! And, almost all of the new Firebug is lazily initialized.
  • Firebug 1.9.1 with a crash fix is planned for next week
  • Many Tilt improvements have landed, including the ability to remove a node visually using the “x” key (the node is not removed from the DOM, just from the 3D view). The 3D view also now has a cool animation when you leave 3D mode.
  • GCLI (Command Line) has been turned off again in Nightly. The plan is for it to reappear in the developer toolbar. Thanks for the feedback!
  • The Page Inspector element highlighter now follows the element around if it moves on the page. This improvement will land in Firefox 11
  • New mockups of the Web Console UI
  • Style Editor’s filtering by stylesheet name has been removed. The plan is to put the search box back in Firefox 13 as a search in the stylesheet bug.
  • Firefox 10 is coming out on Tuesday and will raise the profile of the developer tools
  • I am working on a blog post about recent input we’ve gotten, and I summarized some of it during the meeting.

That’s it for this week. See you next week!