Closed Bug 966667 Opened 6 years ago Closed 2 years ago

WebRT apps lack developer tools

Categories

(DevTools :: General, defect)

defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: fb+mozdev, Unassigned)

References

(Depends on 1 open bug)

Details

Web Apps installed through the Firefox Marketplace (or through the API) lack any developer tools. Since the Firefox Developer Tools are remotable, it should be fairly straightforward to allow a Firefox instance to debug any WebRT app. This needs the WebRT apps to allow remote debugging by default (since there are no settings) – this shouldn't be of any concern, especially if the "allow remote connection" prompt shows in WebRT apps as well.

This issue came up here: https://github.com/artursapek/mondrian/issues/13#issuecomment-33862155
(In reply to Florian Bender from comment #0)
> This needs the WebRT apps to allow remote debugging by default
> (since there are no settings)

Though you may want to add a simple toggle/checkbox menu[1] item that enables debug mode. And/or add a content-exposed (WebRT-only) API method that starts the remote protocol.


[1] Actually, I don't know if there is a menu on Windows at all … on Mac, there is, of course, and at least one of KDE/Gnome.
Bug 942756 should help here.
Depends on: 942756
I believe this bug can be closed as the runtime has been removed since 2016: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Apps/WebRT

Sorry about the lack of activity.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Resolution: FIXED → WONTFIX
Product: Firefox → DevTools
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