Closed Bug 1403944 Opened 2 years ago Closed 11 months ago

Remove built-in Web Audio Editor in favour of WebExtension

Categories

(DevTools Graveyard :: Web Audio Editor, enhancement, P4)

enhancement

Tracking

(firefox67 fixed)

RESOLVED FIXED
Firefox 67
Tracking Status
firefox67 --- fixed

People

(Reporter: sole, Assigned: yulia)

References

Details

Attachments

(2 files)

The WebGL Shader Editor is one of our least popular features. But it is also not maintained, and not new features have been added in a while, while bugs and intermittents _do_ happen from time to time.

Additionally, it is built with XUL and it's hard to find people who are proficient on it in order to keep working on it.

This bug is to track:

- potential alternatives in the form of a WebExtension
- migration paths for panel users
Web Audio panel or WebGL Shader panel?
Welp, copy pasting. Yes! I meant the Web Audio panel.
I just tested the google Audion web extension in Firefox nightly 58, and it appears to be working fine on the surface.
Here's the repo for the extension: https://github.com/google/audion

To make it work in Firefox, you need to:
- install Java
- download the code
- run npm install
- run gulp
- and then point about:debugging's temporary addon loading thing to the build folder

I don't think the extension supports audio node removals though, but other than that, it seems to be very very similar to the Web Audio Editor built-in Firefox DevTools.
Product: Firefox → DevTools
Priority: -- → P4
No longer blocks: dt-polish-debt
Attachment #9043325 - Attachment description: Bug 1403944 - Remove Web Audio Editor front and panel → Bug 1403944 - Remove Web Audio Editor front and panel; r=vporof
Attachment #9043328 - Attachment description: Bug 1403944 - Remove Web Audio Editor actor and spec → Bug 1403944 - Remove Web Audio Editor actor and spec; r=vporof
Assignee: nobody → ystartsev
Summary: Investigate removing built-in Web Audio Editor in favour of WebExtension → Remove built-in Web Audio Editor in favour of WebExtension
Pushed by nbeleuzu@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/f1003c2742c2
Remove Web Audio Editor front and panel; r=vporof
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/c8fcdc7c2e0b
Remove Web Audio Editor actor and spec; r=vporof
Pushed by ystartsev@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/ed77ac3f5af9
Remove Web Audio Editor front and panel; r=vporof
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/6aa5ba09b849
Remove Web Audio Editor actor and spec; r=vporof
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 11 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 67
Product: DevTools → DevTools Graveyard
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