[webkit-dev] Plugin process

Brent Fulgham bfulgham at apple.com
Sun Jul 19 15:49:37 PDT 2020

We haven’t removed it from Apple builds yet, because we think there are still some WebKit clients that use them. I.e., WebKit framework users on the platform that are not Safari or one of the other web browsers.

We should take another look, because it would be great to get rid of it completely.



> On Jul 19, 2020, at 11:12 AM, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro at gnome.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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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