Browser source maps
benjamin at smedbergs.us
Tue Oct 8 14:06:33 UTC 2013
On 10/8/2013 7:12 AM, Gijs Kruitbosch wrote:
> - do other people see value in having this available?
Yes. If for no other reason than you can have better stacks from things
in the browser console/debugger.
> - where should these maps live?
That depends on the answer below.
> - where should the original source files live? Can we host these
> remotely? (Nick, would anything break/complain if we had
> chrome://browser/content/browser.js have an http(s) sourceMappingURL,
> or perhaps a chrome:// hosted source map that referenced remote source
We already have all of our source files on hg.mozilla.org via raw links,
which is what we use for the binary source server. We should just use that.
> - shipping this to release-channel end-users sounds like something
> that wouldn't be worth the extra package size. Would we want to
> include them on nightly (aurora?) to ease debugging etc.?
I don't think we can answer that without knowing how big they are. But
if you are correct about the package size, I don't see why we couldn't
stand up a very simple source-map server in a way similar to the
existing symbol server.
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