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[Plugin-2] Browser Plugins

Sunanda
23-Mar-2011
[2038]
Is there any point in the REBOl.org Script Library supporting the 
plugin any more?


There are 15 scripts that are tagged as runable in the plugin. But 
none of them do in recent browers.
    http://www.rebol.org/st-topic-details.r?tag=platform//plugin
Henrik
23-Mar-2011
[2039]
for historical purposes?
Gregg
23-Mar-2011
[2040]
Is there a reason to remove them? Adding a note about compatibility 
would be good, but removing them means losing a bit of reference 
material. I don't know the last version of IE it works under, but 
I actually have some old things that use it. I still have IE6 here 
for running those. :-\
Kaj
23-Mar-2011
[2041]
How ironic. REBOL keeping IE6 alive
BrianH
23-Mar-2011
[2042]
The REBOL Plugin is less safe to run than IE6, so maybe not.
Kaj
23-Mar-2011
[2043]
Well, it's keeping IE6 alive at least at Gregg's
PeterWood
23-Mar-2011
[2044x2]
To answer Sunanda's question: I would concur that there is no point 
in supporting the plug-in any more. It would be wise to archive the 
run-plugin scripts somewhere but I don't feel they need to be maintained.


I assume that you didn't intend to remove the [plugin] scripts from 
the Library.
That's probably as clear as mud. By "run-plugin" scripts I mean the 
ones on Rebol.org that allow users to run [plugin] scripts directly 
in their browser from the Library.
Sunanda
24-Mar-2011
[2046]
Thanks for the comments.

Even Microsoft is eagerly promoting the retirement of IE6:
   http://ie6countdown.com/

I think we can help that by disabling the plugin feature at REBOL.org 
:)


Peter -- that would not mean deleting the scripts -- they work fine 
if downloaded, just like other scripts. It would mean, in part, disabling 
the special "run in plugin" link that appears when you view them
PeterWood
24-Mar-2011
[2047]
That's what I thought. I would disble the 'run in plugin' link if 
I were you.
Sunanda
24-Mar-2011
[2048]
Thanks.


I've tweaked the code so the plugin links are only visible to logged-in 
members; similarly the plugin will only attempt to run if you are 
logged-in. So casual visitors will not see it.


If there is ever a viable plugin for modern browsers, I'd be happy 
to reenable the public links.
Gregg
24-Mar-2011
[2049]
Sounds good to me.
Steeve
14-Jul-2011
[2050]
From @MaxV
New Rebol plugin for R2: 
you can visit: http://www.maxvessi.net/rebsite/plugin/index.html

to test if it works, tha pages contain some scripts. If you want, 
I can adder more...
Endo
14-Jul-2011
[2051]
Wow that is really cool. I downloaded and tested under Opera. Works 
very well.
Just a few notes: bubbles takes too much cpu time,

And gfx effect crushed (Opera hanged) when I tried all the effects 
then back to Invert (the first one)
MaxV
14-Jul-2011
[2052]
Yes, bubbles take a little too time the first time it's launched, 
but it's very impressive,; so I put it first.
If you want more scripts, just email me: [maxint-:-tiscali-:-it]
Pekr
14-Jul-2011
[2053x2]
is that just rebranded RT's old plugin, or any new implementation?
it would be cool to have R3 based one, as the gfx engine is really 
enhanced
BrianH
14-Jul-2011
[2055]
It would be cool to have an R3-based one for the security enhancements. 
R2 isn't secure enough for the browser.
Pekr
15-Jul-2011
[2056x2]
Following wiki article claims, that there is only 15 functions needed 
to produce a plugin interface. I wonder - with R3 and extensions, 
wouldn't it be "rather easy" for a C skilled person, to create a 
R3 plugin for a plugin? :-) 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPAPI
I asked Carl to free plugin source several times, sadly with zero 
response each time I tried. I think that plugin was not part of RT's 
revenue stream, so it is a pity it never happened, as someone could 
pick-up, do some fixes, improvements, etc.
Kaj
15-Jul-2011
[2058]
There are a million things that are rather easy for a C skilled person, 
and that's the problem: there are fewer C programmers than tasks
amacleod
16-Jul-2011
[2059]
New Plugin...works in Chrome very well
jocko
18-Jul-2011
[2060]
another challenge, which would render this plugin really useful, 
and exploitable on public sites, would be to get also the versions 
for linux and mac-os.
Pekr
18-Jul-2011
[2061]
I just wonder, if R3 could be made a DLL too? We have R3 core library, 
and the hostkit sources. Then we have rather powerfull extension 
architecture, which could serve to link to plugin library. Having 
R3 available would be much more interesting imo, as it has new gfx 
core.
DideC
20-Jul-2011
[2062]
amacleod: where did you put the DLL, witch folder ?
Alan
26-Jul-2011
[2063]
c:\documents and settings\user name\local settings\application settings\google\chrome\application\version 
# in the root of version. This is for Chrome
DideC
27-Jul-2011
[2064]
Ah, need to put the files directly in the Application folder (I had 
created a Plugins folder first).
Thanks Alan.
Gregg
29-Jul-2011
[2065]
Should it be "application data" rather than "application settings"? 
I don't have the latter, so maybe an OS version difference.
DideC
1-Aug-2011
[2066]
Application data
 on XP.
Gregg
1-Aug-2011
[2067:last]
I tried that, but no luck. Will try again soon to see if it was operator 
error.