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1. Re: Java plugin phase out timeline (Benjamin Smedberg)
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 13:06:22 -0400
From: Benjamin Smedberg <[hidden email]>
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Subject: Re: Java plugin phase out timeline
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At this point I don't think we have a plan to implement chrome.serial.
However, we are finishing up the implementation of native messaging (
https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/nativeMessaging) and it should be
relatively straightforward to build a serial-port bridge on top of native
We'd also accept a webextensions implementation of chrome.serial if you
want to contribute it! I will happily introduce you to the webextensions
engineering team who can help with mentoring and reviews.
On Sun, Jul 3, 2016 at 8:06 AM, <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Il giorno marted? 23 febbraio 2016 19:03:41 UTC+1, Java Dev ha scritto:
> > Hello,
> > Hope all is well. The company I work for uses Java applets for our web
> products and we are currently planning our release schedules to replace
> Java applet tech, as it will affect many users in our product community and
> several products. As such, our dev team would like to better understand the
> "drop dead date" of when the Java plugin will stop working in Firefox.
> > We are aware that the announcement was for end of 2016, but wanted to
> confirm if there is a more specific date other than 12/31/2016. Also, we
> would like to know if Firefox will follow a similar path as Chrome to
> provide a way to still manually enable the Java plugin for some time
> (disabled by default), perhaps even past end of 2016.
> > We want our users to use Firefox instead of other browsers, especially
> since we have had to run through some hoops to get our corporate clients to
> switch from IE to Firefox for our web applications. For some reason, some
> corporations are resistant to running browsers other than IE and it took
> some convincing on our part.
> > Your response is greatly appreciated. We would prefer our user community
> still use Firefox and not switch to IE, while we are working through
> converting our web products to web based technology and away from the Java
> plugin. We are concerned that if they switch to IE again, while we work to
> replace Java applets, their IT departments might not approve going back
> again to Firefox.
> > Best Regards,
> > Alexandra
> > P.S. If you are interested, more information about our company and
> products is available at www.7thonline.com.
> I have an applet the communicates with client serial ports using
> https://github.com/scream3r/java-simple-serial-connector, if I sign the
> the jar and I use Java Web Start the applet has the permissions to
> The favorite browser of our clients is Firefox so I would re write the app.
> In Chrome I solved with chrome app end extension using
> https://developer.chrome.com/apps/serial and it runs very well but in
> firefox there'is nothing like this.
> My questions are:
> 1) something like chrome.serial in the future of firefox?
> 2) now what's the better solution?
> 3) What's the better moments to re write my app, considering the roadmap
> of Web Extension?
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