Weekly developer tools update, Feb 2



Apparently, the groundhog says we’re in for another 6 weeks of winter. With this week’s release of Firefox 10, we’re also in for about 6 weeks of beta for the next Firefox and 6 weeks of development for Firefox 13. Follow along with our development by joining our meetings or reading the notes below from the latest meeting.

  • A new Script Tools team has been created. The new team is led by Rob Campbell. Victor, Mihai and Panos are the first members of this new team.
  • Firebug 1.10a2 is out and it’s restartless and features delayed loading.
  • Firebug also has a new API for creating restartless Firebug extensions that use the AMD module format used by Firebug now.
  • Highlighter updates are in the works. See them in action. Changes to the toolbar and new features for the infobar. More to come, and we’d love feedback!
  • We have a fix in Firefox 12 for right-to-left locale users of the Style Rule View. We’re working on getting that in Firefox 11.
  • Cedric presented some new ideas for the Style Editor including a generator for new stylesheets and the ability to do more with context of stylesheets.
  • Panos has put up a video showing the debugger progress.
  • Thanks to contributor “VD” for working on making the Source Editor themeable with CSS within Firefox.
  • Firefox 10 input on the new developer tools has been very positive. Congratulations to the whole team for a huge release!
  • Firefox Aurora and Beta are now advertising the developer tools on the home page


2 responses

  1. groovecoder wrote on ::

    Where can I get a build with the debugger?! <3

    1. kdangoor wrote on :

      The first code for the debugger just landed and is currently available in Nightly. You’ll need to set devtools.debugger.enabled to true in about:config and restart the browser to see it.

      Note, though, that there’s a good bit of distance to go and pointy edges (for example: you can’t close the tab while the JS interpreter is at a breakpoint! you can’t set a breakpoint without the command line!)

      I’d wait a few more weeks if I were you.