Closed Bug 1362023 Opened 7 years ago Closed 6 years ago

Enable new frontend in browser console


(DevTools :: Console, enhancement, P1)



(firefox61 fixed)

Firefox 61
Tracking Status
firefox61 --- fixed


(Reporter: bgrins, Assigned: bgrins)



(Keywords: dev-doc-complete, Whiteboard: [newconsole-mvp])


(1 file, 1 obsolete file)

Once the new frontend is loaded in an HTML document, we should have the browser console use it.

Note that the browser console, via hudservice, relies on a xul window to persist the width/height of the window.  So we will probably need to add a file like browser-console.xul that has a full width/height iframe pointing to webconsole.html, and then have hudservice load the xul file.
Whiteboard: [console-html]
Depends on: 1362036
Depends on: 1307928
Flags: qe-verify?
Priority: -- → P2
Flags: qe-verify? → qe-verify+
QA Contact: iulia.cristescu
Priority: P2 → P3
Whiteboard: [console-html] → [reserve-console-html]
Priority: P3 → P4
Blocks: 1397759
Blocks: 1393914
Blocks: 1378764
Blocks: 1381834
Blocks: 1380646
Blocks: 1260877
Flags: qe-verify+
Priority: P4 → P2
QA Contact: iulia.cristescu
Whiteboard: [reserve-console-html] → [newconsole-mvp]
See Also: → 1401963
Depends on: 1432232
I'm going to start looking into this since it seems like it's also going to require some changes to better support top-level HTML windows. For example here are some of the things I've noticed so far:

* persisting the width/height of the window after the user resizes it and then closes/reopens
* injecting top level menu items
* supporting context menu
* possibly commandDispatcher support (or removing the need for it in places like

A workaround option would be to keep webconsole.xul but have it load a 100% width/height iframe pointing to webconsole.html. That seems like a pretty reasonable first step if we fix the other blockers of this bug but haven't worked out solutions to the above list.
Assignee: nobody → bgrinstead
Priority: P2 → P1
Depends on: 1435084
Depends on: 1435090
Attachment #8947648 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8947649 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Depends on: 1435092
Depends on: 1436076
Depends on: 1436765
Summary: Enable new console in browser console → Enable new frontend in browser console
No longer blocks: 1406060
Depends on: 1438118
Depends on: 1438542
Depends on: 1439371
Depends on: 1439616
Depends on: 1438462
Depends on: 1440385
No longer depends on: 1438462
No longer blocks: 1403188
Depends on: 1450186
Comment on attachment 8947648 [details]
Bug 1362023 - Enable new frontend in the Browser Console unconditionally;

yay :)
Attachment #8947648 - Flags: review?(nchevobbe) → review+
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Enable new frontend in the Browser Console unconditionally;r=nchevobbe
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 61
Product: Firefox → DevTools
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