This week in the world of the Firefox Developer Tools team:
Rob‘s newly-formed Script Tools team is working furiously to get our new script debugging panel ready for general use:
Mihai and Panos have landed some source editor changes which will let you set breakpoints from the script’s gutter. Previously breakpoints could only be set in from the web console command line. Rob and Paul are working on updating the script panel’s interface, bringing it in line with the Firefox Developer Tool visual style.
The JS team landed some of the underlying support we need to add real stepping support to the debugger. They’re about ready to land support for listing the scripts in the page, so you won’t need to reload a page to see all the active scripts. This change will also benefit Firebug when it is switched to JSD2.
Joe is continuing work on our toolbar, which will help tie the various tools together. He’s working to integrate our command line into the toolbar to provide quick access to developer tools features.
Paul, Heather, and Mike have been working on our Inspector. There’s a patch up to expose the pseudo-class lock feature directly from the highlighter’s infobar, rather than a difficult-to-find context menu. There’s also a patch under review to copy information out of the rule and computed views, either by normal selection or a context menu to choose the specific information you want on the clipboard. We hope to get both of these into Firefox 13.
The Firebug team has moved development to github. See https://github.com/firebug for more information.
The full notes of this week’s meeting are available here, along with dial-in info we use every week for anyone interested in listening in live.