Canvas3D XUL Runner App

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Create XUL Runner App for Canvas 3D JS Library Samples

Installing a test version of Canvas3D has been a logistical nightmare. This project aims to create a XUL Runner version of the Canvas3D extension which will be easy to download and run, and can update itself as the project progresses.

Relevant Links:

Canvas 3D JS Library wiki

Canvas 3D JS Library site

Project Leader

Leonard Lee

Project Contributors

(Your name here. :D )

Project Details

Canvase 3D JS Libary is a js library for doing 3D in the browser. It uses the canvas 3D extension. To show off the abilities of the library we have been creating demos that people can try out from our web site. However, in order to try these demos, the user has to install the canvas 3D extension and this would not be possible if they are not using firefox 3 or if they have problems getting the extension. We would like a XUL Runner app that will create a "mini browser" with the extension packaged. The app would have a drop box that will get download any new demos that we put up on the website. The app should also include a source viewer that allows the user to see the js source for the demos along with the ability for the user to create and test their demos.

References: cathy, Andor, #c3dl on irc

Project News

Sept 26: ver0.1 scope loosely defined

Sept 17: Wiki page created!

Work Planned

ver0.1 - simple extension that works both in FF3 and in a portable XULRunner package (?)


  • XULRunner package with a simple browser
  • Canvas3D extension and library pre-installed
  • restricted to one local web page with example Canvas3d objects