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Update plan for embedded Mozilla browser? [message #757927] Wed, 16 November 2011 09:45 Go to next message
Carsten Pfeiffer is currently offline Carsten Pfeiffer
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Hi,

the SWT.Browser currently uses xulrunner up to version 1.9.2. I'm wondering
what's the plan to update to newer versions, e.g. in order to gain 64 bit
support for Windows and Mac.

Thanks,
Carsten
Re: Update plan for embedded Mozilla browser? [message #757928 is a reply to message #757927] Wed, 16 November 2011 21:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Grant Gayed is currently offline Grant Gayed
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Hi Carsten,

There is a 3.8/4.2 plan item to add support for one "modern" xulrunner
version. It's not currently decided which version this will be, but
based on their 6-week schedule I'm guessing either xulrunner 11 or 12.

Regarding 64-bit, SWT does have support for this on Mac. It doesn't
look like this will be added on Windows though, since mozilla is still
not producing 64-bit builds of its apps for Windows.

Grant


On 11/16/2011 4:45 AM, Carsten Pfeiffer wrote:
> Hi,
>
> the SWT.Browser currently uses xulrunner up to version 1.9.2. I'm wondering
> what's the plan to update to newer versions, e.g. in order to gain 64 bit
> support for Windows and Mac.
>
> Thanks,
> Carsten
Re: Update plan for embedded Mozilla browser? [message #757930 is a reply to message #757928] Thu, 17 November 2011 09:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Carsten Pfeiffer is currently offline Carsten Pfeiffer
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Grant Gayed wrote:

Hi Grant,

> There is a 3.8/4.2 plan item to add support for one "modern" xulrunner
> version. It's not currently decided which version this will be, but
> based on their 6-week schedule I'm guessing either xulrunner 11 or 12.

great, is there a bugzilla issue I can subscribe to?

> Regarding 64-bit, SWT does have support for this on Mac. It doesn't
> look like this will be added on Windows though, since mozilla is still
> not producing 64-bit builds of its apps for Windows.

So if Mozilla would ship 64 build XULRunners, SWT would adopt those for 3.8
or 4.2?

Thanks,
Carsten
Re: Update plan for embedded Mozilla browser? [message #757931 is a reply to message #757930] Thu, 17 November 2011 14:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Grant Gayed is currently offline Grant Gayed
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The bugzilla report for updated XULRunner support is
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=327696 .

If 64-bit XULRunner for Windows was to appear then an effort would be
made to support it. There is not currently a 3.8/4.2 plan item for this
because 64-bit XULRunner does not seem to be a priority for mozilla (I'm
watching their newsgroup discussions and associated bug reports).

Grant


On 11/17/2011 4:20 AM, Carsten Pfeiffer wrote:
> Grant Gayed wrote:
>
> Hi Grant,
>
>> There is a 3.8/4.2 plan item to add support for one "modern" xulrunner
>> version. It's not currently decided which version this will be, but
>> based on their 6-week schedule I'm guessing either xulrunner 11 or 12.
>
> great, is there a bugzilla issue I can subscribe to?
>
>> Regarding 64-bit, SWT does have support for this on Mac. It doesn't
>> look like this will be added on Windows though, since mozilla is still
>> not producing 64-bit builds of its apps for Windows.
>
> So if Mozilla would ship 64 build XULRunners, SWT would adopt those for 3.8
> or 4.2?
>
> Thanks,
> Carsten
Re: Update plan for embedded Mozilla browser? [message #757933 is a reply to message #757931] Thu, 17 November 2011 16:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Carsten Pfeiffer is currently offline Carsten Pfeiffer
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Grant Gayed wrote:

<snip>

Thanks!

Cheers,
Carsten
Re: Update plan for embedded Mozilla browser? [message #789930 is a reply to message #757928] Fri, 03 February 2012 15:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christian Sell is currently offline Christian Sell
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Hello Grant,

when moving up to a "modern" version of firefox/xulrunner, are you considering to include JavaXPCOM interfaces as well? My understanding is that JavaXPCOM has been abandoned by the Mozilla folks, and is no longer part of xulrunner as such.

Whe have an app that depends quite strongly on JavaXPCOM, and are considering to step in for the maintenance of that component. However, for that to make sense, we obviously also need some perspective of how we would be able to use it from within eclipse. If we cannot get an SWT browser instance started on top of the newer xulrunner, then we wouldn't be able to use the updated JavaXPCOM, either.

thanks,
Christian
Re: Update plan for embedded Mozilla browser? [message #792052 is a reply to message #789930] Mon, 06 February 2012 14:56 Go to previous message
Grant Gayed is currently offline Grant Gayed
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For anyone interested in this the discussion continued in
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=327696 .

Grant


On 2/3/2012 10:38 AM, Christian Sell wrote:
> Hello Grant,
>
> when moving up to a "modern" version of firefox/xulrunner, are you
> considering to include JavaXPCOM interfaces as well? My understanding is
> that JavaXPCOM has been abandoned by the Mozilla folks, and is no longer
> part of xulrunner as such.
>
> Whe have an app that depends quite strongly on JavaXPCOM, and are
> considering to step in for the maintenance of that component. However,
> for that to make sense, we obviously also need some perspective of how
> we would be able to use it from within eclipse. If we cannot get an SWT
> browser instance started on top of the newer xulrunner, then we wouldn't
> be able to use the updated JavaXPCOM, either.
>
> thanks,
> Christian
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