So we started shipping WebRender in Firefox a few weeks ago. Completely new rendering engine written in rust, big departure from how we approached rendering before. We are gradually enabling it for different hardware/OS configurations and a couple of million users have it now.

What's kind of blowing my mind, having worked on 3 large-ish rewrites, is that since WebRender shipped, telemetry has reported less crashes per user with WebRender than without.

This is *not* how big rewrites usually go.

@nical rust seems to help in stability, indeed...

on related : any info on when we could expect WebVR to work on headsets on linux ? (OpenVR/OpenXR ... ? ) (as it seems related)


@Olm_e I have no idea about the status of WebVR related stuff.

@nical ho, ok... thanks, sorry for poking ... was probably misled by one of the last comments there...
we are waiting for so long for this to work on linux while seeing other fancy toy worked on, that it's a bit disapointing ...
(hope things move on at some point)

@Olm_e no worries it's just happening in another team and far from my time zone so I haven't kept track of where they are at

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