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Re: [Gnash-dev] Plugin Help

From: strk
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] Plugin Help
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 13:26:49 +0100

On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 03:38:46AM -0800, shamju joseph wrote:
> Hi,
>     Please excuse me for sending this mail to gnash
> dev list.
>     I posted these doubts many times to mozilla plugin
> developmentmailing list  and got no reply. If anyone
> knows the answer please reply me. (As there is a
> plugin for gnash available, I assume some of the gnash
> developers might be familiar with plugin development)
>     I've some doubts regarding plugin development. 
> (1) How to compile the samples provided with mozilla?
> (mozilla/modules/plugin/tools/sdk/samples/basic/unix).
> I could only find file there. How to
> generate Makefile from this?


> (2) Is there any major difference between a plugin and
> an application? I mean any limitation like that of
> java applets?

Nope. You can just spawn an application, which is what
Gnash plugin does.

> (3) Can a plugin open local TCP port and send/receive
> data to/from remote machines like ordinary C++
> programs?
> (4) Can a plugin access/modify local files?

Yes to both (3) and (4) - see answer to (2)


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