[webkit-dev] Plugin process

Michael Catanzaro mcatanzaro at gnome.org
Sun Jul 19 11:11:28 PDT 2020


Is anybody still using the plugin process? I understand that Safari 
does not allow plugins anymore. Epiphany doesn't either, nor does 
anything packaged in Linux distros  (afaik). If nothing is using it, 
maybe we can delete a lot of code? Is it exposed in Apple system APIs?

WebKitGTK still has an enable-plugins setting that is not yet 
deprecated. Probably long past time to at least deprecate it. There's 
also, incredibly, an enable-java setting, which I presume toggles the 
old Java browser plugin. I sense there must be some history behind that 
setting. :)

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