by 0x9a739c2e212754c3d8432cb717dc9437e5b3dfae (seanong)
Should the following $69,000 grant in the Platform category be approved?
In this updated grant proposal, the Decentraland VR client team seeks support for essential maintenance and occasional enhancements. Following two prior submissions that fell short of the voting threshold, we have revised our budget request and focused on maintaining the VR client’s functionality amidst Decentraland updates. Our primary goal is to address any bugs and ensure seamless operation, while using any remaining budget for minor improvements. We appreciate the community’s feedback and are eager to contribute to Decentraland’s immersive and accessible metaverse, fostering growth and opportunities for global citizens.
In May 2022, the community approved a Decentraland DAO grant, enabling our team to expand the DAO-funded Decentraland VR client. We achieved significant milestones, including making the codebase Android compatible and porting the VR client to run natively on Meta Quest.
We brought the PCVR and Quest VR clients to parity with web/desktop versions, integrated screen UI and pop-ups into VR, and enabled in-game interactions with VR controllers.
Our team made stability improvements, developed a new VR UI, and addressed bugs and incompatibilities. The final deliverable, Decentraland VR, is available on SideQuest store: SideQuest Store
In this grant proposal, we aim to maintain and improve the stability of Decentraland VR clients, addressing issues that caused them to stop working and ensuring compatibility with Decentraland updates.
We outline our proposed activities, focusing on maintenance, bug fixes, improvements, and keeping pace with Decentraland updates.
Maintenance and Stability: We will maintain the VR client, resolving breaking issues and synchronizing with main Decentraland branches. Our commitment includes improving performance, increasing frame rates, and reducing crashes and bugs.
Automating Updates: Our team will work on making the VR client automatically adapt to core Decentraland project updates, minimizing the risk of breaking changes.
We propose to concentrate on maintaining and enhancing the stability of the Decentraland VR client in this grant submission. We are honored to be considered for a DAO grant and are eager to contribute to Decentraland’s immersive, accessible metaverse that empowers citizens worldwide with financial opportunities and a vibrant economy.
Roadmap and milestones
- Maintenance & Stability: Begin the process of maintaining and improving the VR client’s stability.
- Progress Update: Share an update with the community on completed maintenance tasks and improvements.
- Automating Updates: Start working on making the VR client automatically adapt to core Decentraland project updates.
- Progress Update: Communicate the progress made on the automation of updates, as well as ongoing maintenance efforts.
- Bug Fixes: Focus on resolving any outstanding bugs and improving user experience.
- Progress Update: Provide a report on the bug fixes implemented and the overall stability improvements of the VR client.
- Performance Optimization: Work on optimizing the VR client’s performance, including frame rates and loading times.
- Progress Update: Share details on performance enhancements and any other maintenance work completed.
- Testing Automated Updates: Thoroughly test the automated update system to ensure seamless integration with Decentraland updates.
- Progress Update: Report on the results of the automated update system testing and any additional maintenance.
- Finalizing & Documentation: Wrap up any remaining maintenance tasks and prepare detailed documentation of the project.
- Progress Update: Share a comprehensive summary of the project, including achievements, lessons learned, and recommendations for future improvements.
Vote on this proposal on the Decentraland DAO