Mozilla is blocking NPAPI Plugin !!

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Mozilla is blocking NPAPI Plugin !!

amolathombre
Hi all,


Read a news article which says Mozilla will block NPAPI plugins in December ?
Suspicious and got lots of questions ?
What will be the other way to develop a plugin if its true ?
Any ideas ?
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Re: Mozilla is blocking NPAPI Plugin !!

Georg Fritzsche-3
Plugins won't be completely blocked, but made click-to-play.
The plans for this were first announced here:
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2013/01/29/putting-users-in-control-of-plugins/

Since then the click-to-play UI got a major overhaul and making plugins click-to-play by default [1] is now scheduled for Firefox 26, with a planned release date of 2013-12-10.

Georg

[1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=899080

On Sep 24, 2013, at 10:20 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
> Read a news article which says Mozilla will block NPAPI plugins in December ?

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Re: Mozilla is blocking NPAPI Plugin !!

Georg Fritzsche-3
I should also mention that you can test-drive the current state of the feature in Firefox Aurora:
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/aurora/

On Sep 24, 2013, at 1:52 PM, Georg Fritzsche <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Plugins won't be completely blocked, but made click-to-play.
> The plans for this were first announced here:
> https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2013/01/29/putting-users-in-control-of-plugins/
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> Since then the click-to-play UI got a major overhaul and making plugins click-to-play by default [1] is now scheduled for Firefox 26, with a planned release date of 2013-12-10.
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> Georg
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> [1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=899080
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> On Sep 24, 2013, at 10:20 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
>> Read a news article which says Mozilla will block NPAPI plugins in December ?
>

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Re: Mozilla is blocking NPAPI Plugin !!

amolathombre
In reply to this post by Georg Fritzsche-3
On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:35:52 PM UTC+5:30, Georg Fritzsche wrote:

> I should also mention that you can test-drive the current state of the feature in Firefox Aurora:
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> http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/aurora/
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> On Sep 24, 2013, at 1:52 PM, Georg Fritzsche <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> > Plugins won't be completely blocked, but made click-to-play.
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> > The plans for this were first announced here:
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> > https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2013/01/29/putting-users-in-control-of-plugins/
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> > Since then the click-to-play UI got a major overhaul and making plugins click-to-play by default [1] is now scheduled for Firefox 26, with a planned release date of 2013-12-10.
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> > Georg
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> > [1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=899080
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> > On Sep 24, 2013, at 10:20 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
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> >> Read a news article which says Mozilla will block NPAPI plugins in December ?
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Thats where I got confused, here is the link for the article http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/23/say-goodbye-to-npapi/
As they mentioned Google Chrome will block NPAPI based plugins since Jan 2014 and Mozilla from December.

As I was just started creating a plugin with NPAPI, this news really stuck me up. So as per you guys, I think, its go ahead for NPAPI plugin.
But are there any alternatives besides using NPAPI as for Chrome they suggesst PPAPI or NaCl.
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Re: Mozilla is blocking NPAPI Plugin !!

Benjamin Smedberg
On 9/24/2013 9:24 AM, amol t wrote:
> Thats where I got confused, here is the link for the article http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/23/say-goodbye-to-npapi/
> As they mentioned Google Chrome will block NPAPI based plugins since Jan 2014 and Mozilla from December.
The Google announcement is rather unclear. When they say "blocking" they
mean "making the plugin click-to-play". They also say they are planning
on removing NPAPI entirely by the end of 2014, but that depends on
market usage.

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> As I was just started creating a plugin with NPAPI, this news really stuck me up. So as per you guys, I think, its go ahead for NPAPI plugin.
We strongly discourage creation of new NPAPI plugins. NPAPI is still
available for legacy plugins but it considered a deprecated technology
stack. Depending on your use cases, using new HTML5 features may be most
appropriate, or writing a Firefox extension.

> But are there any alternatives besides using NPAPI as for Chrome they suggesst PPAPI or NaCl.
Mozilla has no plans at present to support PPAPI or NaCl: anything you
can do within the sandboxes of these technologies you can also do with
the raw web and asm.js in a more portable manner.

--BDS

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