[webvr] Could really use a about:webvr / chrome://webvr - suggested contents

Brandon Jones bajones at google.com
Thu Sep 1 17:31:37 UTC 2016


Agreed, this is a great idea! I'll create a bug for it, but it'll be a
lower priority than some other issues I've got my my plate right now.

On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 10:24 AM Kearwood "Kip" Gilbert <kgilbert at mozilla.com>
wrote:

> Hello Ben,
>
> I think this is a great idea.  I’ve copied your message to a bug to track
> an implementation in Firefox:
>
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1299870
>
> In general, we would like to build up the developer tools in Firefox to be
> the most useful for WebVR developers.  All ideas are welcome!
>
> Cheers!
>
> - Kip
>
> On Sep 1, 2016, at 10:17 AM, Ben Houston <ben at exocortex.com> wrote:
>
> Hi guys,
>
> I'm current debugging some various flakiness in WebVR.  I think it is
> related to NVIDIA drivers and VIVE drivers a lot of the time.  It
> would be great to have a page in the web browser I could ask users to
> view that would state the following:
>
> Is WebVR supported?  (e.g. Chromium has a flag to enable WebVR, so it
> may be supported by not enabled.)
> Is WebVR enabled?    (Could be done easily via JavaScript and the WebVR
> API)
>
> What is the version number of the underlying WebVR API - assuming
> there are explicit revision numbers.
>
> Is any VR devices detected? (Could be done easily via JavaScript and
> the WebVR API)
>
> For each detected VR device (including Cardboard, VIVE, Oculus):
>
> - What is that VR device? (Could be done easily via JavaScript and the
> WebVR API)
> - What is the version number of the VR device's hardware.
> - What is the version number of the VR device's driver.
>
> This would go a long way to helping diagnose these issues.
>
> I think that WebVR is likely going to follow the path of WebGL and
> you'll have black listed drivers and various compensations for bad
> hardware/drivers.  And thus sharing this information via such a page
> would be a god send.
>
> Best regards,
> Ben Houston
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