OMG: It's full of console

Jiri Vanek jvanek at
Mon Apr 7 09:54:04 UTC 2014

On 04/07/2014 10:28 AM, helpcrypto helpcrypto wrote:
> During these years I have run several times my firefox from console to be able to view the console
> log. Today, when testing with Ubuntu14.04+icedtea1.4 an strange window appeared.
> Hurrah!
> I didn't notice when this awesome (desesperately desired) feature was born (switch from LTS to LTS),
> but thanks a lot for making it.
> I haven't filed a bug 'cause this probably need some discussion.
> Current console have 2 separate text areas: one for system.out and another for system.err.
> Could they be merged into 1, hightlighting -for example- system.err in red?

This terrible thing was there since ITW 1.2 but it was hidden as we were ashamed of it ....
> On the bottom there are several buttons which, in my case, I find quite big and annoying.
> Did you consider having them on top and making them smaller?
> Last but not least: although I have tracing enabled seems I get fewer lines than using Oracle. Is
> that the desired behaviour?
> Thanks a lot!

In 1.5 there is completely rewritten debug console.  You will be wondering what everything it can 
do... (and how much memory it consumes :(if enabled :)  ..)


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