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[Gnash-dev] Re: XPCOM howto and example code by Mike Perry

From: John Gilmore
Subject: [Gnash-dev] Re: XPCOM howto and example code by Mike Perry
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:46:49 -0700

Mike Perry <address@hidden> wrote, in a private email:
> [I] wrote [a] bare-bones binary firefox XPCOM component that loads on Linux,
>    Windows, and Mac OS to move prototype code into (it should be
>    doable to make it work on all 3 platforms). This was harder than it
>    should have been. Will be writing a HOWTO to document this
>    process, as the Firefox docs suck and many people are lost in the
>    wilderness.
>    Sadly Fedora's hardening mechanisms prevent you from loading binary
>    components without an SELinux policy mod though. Not sure what to
>    do about this. May end up abandoning ship on the component method,
>    and going with NPAPI. Then it would work for Chrome and Safari too.
>    My brother works on the Chrome NPAPI implementation and some of the
>    binary integration bits of Google Gears on Firefox and Chrome, so
>    hopefully picking his brain will also provide some insight.
>    I still should write the XPCOM HOWTO in either case though: people
>    are dying out there.

He wants to clarify that he's not on gnash-dev, and that the XPCOM
stuff is a lower priority task for him, but he can shoot somebody a
source tarball if desired.


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