[webkit-dev] Plugin process
Adrian Perez de Castro
aperez at igalia.com
Mon Jul 20 08:02:52 PDT 2020
On Mon, 20 Jul 2020 09:35:24 -0500, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro at gnome.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:47 am, Adrian Perez de Castro
> <aperez at igalia.com> wrote:
> > Our tentative plan for sunsetting the NPAPI support is to keep
> > supporting
> > the GTK3 plugin process in the next stable release series. This means
> > that
> > we could remove the support from trunk after creating the stable
> > branch
> > for the 2.30.x releases—that would be around September-October 2020.
> Well branching normally occurs in August... just a few weeks away now.
> Then we can make the plugin process specific to PLATFORM(COCOA), until
> Apple figures out if it can be removed, and we can delete the support
> for all other platforms.
Oh, I was sleepy when I wrote that… of course you are right: branching
for the stable release happens *before* the first release of the series
is done, not after. So yes, we can start removing the plugin process from
trunk around August.
> For now, I'll submit a patch to deprecate these settings without
> changing behavior yet.
> > I think we would need to make the public API to toggle the support
> > for plugins
> > a no-op and log a warning to avoid breaking applications.
> Well a warning certainly doesn't hurt. I suspect no applications are
> using it, though.
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