Firebug Extension Updates: Firebug 1.6

by on Dec.03, 2010, under Firediff, Firefocus

As many of you are already aware, the recent release of Firebug 1.6 introduced some API changes that caused breakages within Firediff. To fix these some minor code changes within Firediff were necessary, thus the 1.1 release that has just been published.

Along with the updates for the new APIs, this version also includes:

  • Copy support
  • Bug fixes for Firebug detached mode
  • Change monitor context menu fixes
  • Slight adjustment to the colors used within the text diffs

There are a few support changes in this release. Rather than trying to support multiple versions of both Firebug and Gecko, official testing is limited to a single version of Firebug, 1.6, and as a consequence for Firebug 1.6 to a single version of Firefox, 3.6. This is simply due to the increased QA time that is required to test all of the permutations of Firebug version, Gecko version, and OS type. When updating for the changed APIs in Firebug 1.6 attempts were made to maintain compatibility with Firebug 1.5, but this configuration is no longer officially tested.

Since I was going to through the release process for Firediff I decided to release the 1.2 version of Firefocus as well. This version implements the uk-UA locale but is otherwise the same as 1.1.

Firediff 1.1 is available here on incaseofstairs and is currently under review on AMO. Firefocus 1.2 is available here on incaseofstairs and is currently under review on AMO.

Thanks to everyone who notified me of the breakage when 1.6 was released. It’s great to hear feedback from users and to hear that the project is in active use! As always please do not hesitate to let me know how the project is working for you, good or bad.

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6 Comments for this entry

  • boris

    for me with firefox 3.6.13, fbug 1.6 and firediff 1.1 I can’t save snapshot anymore: right-clicking on the changelog is working but when I choose save diff or save snapshot nothing happens. All the other commands are working and I tried with all my modules deactivated for the same result.

  • kpdecker

    @boris. No good. I’ll take a look and see if I can figure out what is going on. Is this Firediff from AMO or from incaseofstairs?

  • Joel

    I’m seconding Boris’ motion – same problem here..
    Save Diff, Save Snapshot don’t seem to do anything.

    Since this is my first time trying firediff, wasn’t sure what to see/expect.

    Firediff is from this site (not AMO) dl’d today.
    Vers: FF: 3.6.13 FB: 1.6.0 FD: 1.1


  • kpdecker

    It looks like there was a breakage and this case wasn’t covered well enough by the tests. I’m in the process of putting together a 1.1.1 release that should resolve this. Thanks for letting me know!

  • jasuy


    Indeed there’s a problem with saving diff & snapshot. I’m using mac with the latest versions of ff, fb and fd.

    Good luck with resolving this issue!

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