I admit, I’m pretty blown away by the TraceMonkey announcement. I’m envious. I’m still trying to get my company onto Mozilla Firefox 3 code…
It probably doesn’t help that Venkman didn’t make it into hg.mozilla.org. I think that was intentional, and I don’t dispute it. Still, with Gijs Kruitbosch on vacation, there’s not a lot of people to maintain Venkman (we’ve been down this road before).
Perhaps the right answer with TraceMonkey is to let Venkman die.
Note that I don’t suggest this lightly. Venkman nearly died once with 1.9, and has been on life support for years anyway. With Mozilla 2 breaking backwards compatibility in interfaces – and Venkman left in the dust, not even having automated tests for it (any tests at all?) – by the time we get around to bringing it up to 1.9.1, we may find it simply cannot work with TraceMonkey.
Comments are open. Please serious commentary only, not “I want this feature!”. I’m trying to find (and join, and participate in!) a group of people who can spend the time on researching & implementing a solution.