Closed Bug 967025 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Add descriptions for devtool counters

Categories

(Firefox OS Graveyard :: Gaia, defect)

All
Gonk (Firefox OS)
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED

People

(Reporter: kgrandon, Unassigned)

References

Details

We have a growing collection of counters in gaia dev tools, and it would be good to have some more information on what they do. Vivien and I were thinking about firing off a notification that describes each counter when you enable them. Though it may be more useful to have inline descriptions.

The two important ones are probably:
'Show frames per second'
'Show devtools overlay'
Vivien - do you think this is work we should spec/work on? It may be as simple as writing some descriptions in the settings panel, or more complex by firing off a notification. Should we involve devtools here?
Flags: needinfo?(21)
Needinfo'ed Janx and Paul.
Flags: needinfo?(paul)
Flags: needinfo?(janx)
Flags: needinfo?(21)
Flags: needinfo?(paul)
The notification angle might be something to consider. What I was planning to do is, in the Developer menu, changing the "Show devtools overlay" checkbox into a submenu where you can enable/disable metrics (with color and name, e.g. "[purple] Count reflows") and choose which apps to track.
Flags: needinfo?(janx)
Depends on: developer-hud
Let's consider that the Developer HUD submenu gives enough details about the widgets' color code:

https://thefiletree.com/jan/shots/perf/perf-hud.png
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
OS: Mac OS X → Gonk (Firefox OS)
Hardware: x86 → All
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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