Firefox Turns On Its WebGL 2 Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 31 December 2015 at 09:27 AM EST. 34 Comments
For users of Firefox Nightly builds, WebGL 2 support is now enabled.

Jeff Muizelaar mentioned that WebGL 2 is now enabled within Firefox nightly builds. The WebGL 2 implementation isn't yet fully complete, but is at least to a point that it's working well enough for most modern content written against the provisional specification. Jeff mentioned it in this blog post.

Where as WebGL 1.0 is based on OepnGL ES 2.0, WebGL 2.0 is based on the more-modern OpenGL ES 3.0. WebGL 2.0 has been in development since 2013, however, the official specification has yet to be ratified. Back in August we heard WebGL 2.0 might ship before year's end, but alas that didn't happen and similar to Vulkan has slipped into 2016.

Mozilla had already been working on WebGL 2.0 support for a number of months. WebGL 2.0 should be widely-adopted in part because Microsoft tossed their weight in the WebGL working group.
Related News
About The Author
Michael Larabel

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via

Popular News This Week