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Re: [Gnash-dev] async plugin installation

From: Sandro Santilli
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] async plugin installation
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 16:06:50 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 01:43:42PM +0200, Dag Hovland wrote:
> Hi!
> Following up on Nutchanon Wetchasit's comments to support issue
> I tested replacing the gtk plugin installation calls in
> llibmedia/gst/GstUtil.cpp with the async variant.
> Background:
> When some plugin is lacking, gtk-gnash may call gtk libraries to
> install the relevant plugins.
> The current behaviour is to use a blocking call, which leaves gnash
> frozen until the call returns. (I had an experience with the gtk
> plugin installer freezing.)
> Using the async call is encouraged by the gtk manual:
> The only downside, is that if you are playing a movie, you probably
> would prefer the movie to stop until your plugin is installed.

Would it make sense to add a GnashRC directive to let the user
tweak the behavior ? Or could the user be notified of need to
reload the movie in order to be able to see it after the plugin
is installed ?


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