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    Phoronix: Mozilla Lands VR Support Into Firefox Nightly

    Since last week, WebVR support has been present in Firefox Nightly builds for having core VR support to work with devices like the Oculus Rift...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-WebVR-Nightly

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    This will revolutionize porn sites.

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      What about Gear VR?

      Since that platform is known to always work. Even chrome works on durovis dive (I have never ever seen google cardboard the APP do anything more than crash, but chrome-beta does seem to work), I assume it will work on Gear VR too.

      (there are 1000 ways to try to get the oculus rift DK2 to work... Actually, some applications require this way, and other require that way, and there is a required "reboot" between the two ways).

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        Originally posted by Ardje View Post
        What about Gear VR?

        Since that platform is known to always work. Even chrome works on durovis dive (I have never ever seen google cardboard the APP do anything more than crash, but chrome-beta does seem to work), I assume it will work on Gear VR too.

        (there are 1000 ways to try to get the oculus rift DK2 to work... Actually, some applications require this way, and other require that way, and there is a required "reboot" between the two ways).
        Getting something which 'just works' is one of the core elements. There was a good set of presentations at SFHTML last week:
        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyu...UGpCMzemHYnUqQ

        Simon.

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          My impression was that

          Though a further step is still required for Oculus Rift support and that's
          ... to replace your free and open source operating system with a proprietary one you first need to buy frome one of two megacorporations.

          I'm getting cynical but following oculus rift related news is not good for your emotional state when you see that even mozilla doesn't care about open systems anymore. "Let's develop for proprietary and "hope" we can port it to open systems later" is not what I expected from them.

          Just for curiosity I got the latest firefox nightly and the plugin and they didn't even bother putting a message in. You just get redirected to http://mozvr.com/downloads/ if you click the rift button on mozvr.com.

          Reference 1: Someone asked for help for porting it to linux on Nov 1, 2014 and never received any reply: https://github.com/vvuk/gecko-dev/issues/23

          Reference 2: Article from JUN 26TH, 2014: "Windows and OS X builds are available below, with Linux coming soon." http://blog.bitops.com/blog/2014/06/...vr-on-the-web/

          Reference 3: ChromiumVR. It took them some time too, but at the beginning of December they released a working linux build. https://drive.google.com/folderview?...p=sharing#list
          Last edited by haagch; 01-23-2015, 08:55 PM.

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