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1 Firebug
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3 *Web Development Evolved* [getfirebug.com](https://getfirebug.com)
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5 [Download](https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firebug/)
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7 License
8 -------
9 Firebug is free and open source software distributed under the
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10 [BSD License](https://github.com/firebug/firebug/blob/master/extension/license.txt).
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13 Source Repository Structure
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15 See [more](https://getfirebug.com/wiki/index.php/Source) information about Firebug
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16 repository structure.
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19 * **extension** Firebug extension directory.
20 * **tests** Firebug automated test files and test harness.
21 * **trace** Firebug tracing console.
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24 Build Firebug XPI
25 -----------------
26 In order to build Firebug *.xpi package run following in your command line
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27 (you need [Apache Ant](http://ant.apache.org/))
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29 $ cd firebug/extension
30 $ ant
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32 The *.xpi file should be located within `./release` directory.
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35 Run Firebug From Source
36 -----------------------
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37 The *extension* directory directly contains Firebug extension files and so, you can run
38 Firebug directly from it. This is the recommended way how to quickly test your code
39 changes and provide a patch.
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41 1. Locate your Firefox [profile folder](http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder)
42 2. Open `extensions/` folder, create if it doesn't exist.
43 3. Create a new text file and put the full path to your development folder inside.
44 (e.g. `C:\firebug\extension\` or `~/firebug/extension/`). Windows users should retain the OS'
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45 slash direction, and everyone should remember to include a closing slash and remove any
46 trailing spaces.
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47 4. Save the file with Firebug ID as it's name `firebug@software.joehewitt.com`
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50 Hacking on Firebug
51 ------------------
52 See detailed [instructions](http://www.softwareishard.com/blog/firebug/hacking-on-firebug/)
53 about how to provide a patch to Firebug source.
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56 Further Resources
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59 * Home: [https://getfirebug.com/](https://getfirebug.com/)
60 * Blog: [https://blog.getfirebug.com/](https://blog.getfirebug.com/)
61 * Twitter: [https://twitter.com/#!/firebugnews](https://twitter.com/#!/firebugnews)
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62 * Discussion Group: [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/firebug](https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/firebug)
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63 * Wiki: [https://getfirebug.com/wiki](https://getfirebug.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page)
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64 * Report an Issue: [http://code.google.com/p/fbug/issues/list](http://code.google.com/p/fbug/issues/list)
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65 * Firebug Extensions: [https://getfirebug.com/extensions](https://getfirebug.com/wiki/index.php/Firebug_Extensions)
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