On 23rd of April 2015, Mihai Șucan passed away due to metastatic
cancer caused by RDEB.
My name is Mihai and I work on the Firefox developer tools.
When it comes to web development, I like both server-side and
client-side work. I am mainly interested in web browsers, web
standards and related technologies.
13 March 2012, 12:40
This week we will make the merges for new Aurora, beta and stable
releases. This is always great news for us: we get more of the
stuff we worked on released to our users.
In the new Firefox stable release (version 11) we
have important performance improvements for handling very long
lines in the source editor, fixes for CSS syntax highlighting and
more. For example, users on Linux can now select text to copy to
the primary X11 buffers and they can middle click to paste.
The new Firefox beta release (version 12) adds
support for find
(Ctrl-F) and jump to
line (Ctrl-J), including other smaller fixes.
The new Aurora release (Firefox 13 alpha). This
release marks important changes and it includes a number of patches
from awesome contributors! The list:
684445 - added a default context menu. This is now used in the
700893 - added API for tracking the saved/unsaved state of the
editor. This code is now used by Scratchpad which had its own
tracking for the saved state.
debugger we are working on). Stepping
support is also coming very soon (Firefox 14).
717373 - removed the
<textarea> fallback. We
now only support the Orion-based source editor (blog
post by Rob).
- Updated the Orion integration, included a number of fixes for
the read only mode, context menus, selection, undo/redo and more.
Our awesome contributors did:
703692 - added support for the focus/blur events.
721324 - themes can now change the code syntax highlighting
725388 - expose the Orion
events. This is going to be used by the JS Debugger.
725618 - added keyboard shortcuts to move lines up and down.
729480 - jump to line can now vertically align the target line:
top, center and bottom, and this can include an offset so N lines
at the top/bottom are always visible. This feature is now used by
the style inspector to link to sheets in the style editor.
Thanks to all the contributors for their awesome work!
Other exciting news: Eric Shepherd, the "documentation overlord",
is writing the
source editor documentation. For now the wiki page is a work in
progress, but the results are already looking great! Eric will also
write a guide on how to use the source editor. Thank you Eric!
We hope you like the work we are doing! Comments, suggestions for
improvements and patches are always welcome!
1 February 2012, 13:13
Mozilla has made the
final release of Firefox 10. The developer tools team has
worked for over 18 months for what you get to play with - this new
release brings a lot of the hard work each team member has put into
these tools. I am happy to be one of the people who contributed to
this really big release. We always strive for quality and
performance. While these tools are now undergoing a lot of work in
terms of features and polish, they are already at a point where we
can be proud of them.
The Eclipse Orion code
editor has gone through great improvements since Firefox 8 and it
is now enabled by default. Collaboration with the Orion team has
been very successful and we are making great progress. I really
enjoy working with them!
Firefox 11 beta features a new Style Editor developer tool that
also uses the Orion editor for syntax highlighting. We are also
is going to use the same editor, with additional features.
Keep your Firefox updated and have fun using our developer tools!
12 August 2011, 19:15
Just a quick note: today we have landed the Orion editor in Firefox. If all
things go well, users will play with Orion in the new Scratchpad
developer tool in Firefox 8.
Implementation and integration notes: only the Orion TextView is
used and for now this feature is disabled by default due to some
bugs with bidirectional text support and accessibility issues. We
are looking into improving the code so we can later enable Orion by
default. This will happen after Firefox 8.
To enable Orion you need to go to about:config and change
devtools.editor.component to "orion".
An obligatory screen shot and screen cast:
I did the screen cast one month ago. The only changes since then
are code quality improvements, bug fixes and minor UI improvements.
Big thanks go to the awesome Orion team for their great project and
fruitful collaboration, and to the Mozilla colleagues who had the
patience to review all the code I wrote: Robert Campbell, Gavin Sharp and Ehsan Akhgari.
Have fun! Play with tomorrow's Firefox nightly builds or... wait
for the Firefox 8 alpha/beta/stable release (whichever you prefer).
If you want gory technical details, just check out the bug
reports where all the work was done: bug
636727 and bug