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Changes Made After Gecko 2.0.0

  • Dropped support for the Carbon NPAPI event model.
  • Dropped support for the Quickdraw NPAPI drawing model.
  • Removed support for gathering plugin meta data from old-school resource files.

Gecko 2.0.0 Plugin Changes

  • 435041 - Added support for the Cocoa event model.
  • 497225 - Added support for the Core Animation drawing model.
  • Added support for out-of-process plugins. Requires that plugins use the Cocoa event model along with either Core Graphics or Core Animation drawing.

Gecko 1.9.2 Plugin Changes

  • 467429 - "NP_GetEntryPoints" is now the only way to get function pointers, Gecko will not call "main".
  • 467417 - Removed support for CFM binary plugins.
  • 386676 - Plugin testing system added to the Mozilla tree.
  • NPAPI header and SDK improvements.
  • General bug fixes.

Gecko 1.9.1 Plugin Changes

  • 350109 - Added support for reading plugin meta data from bundle plist file.
  • Improved NPAPI headers and SDK.
  • General bug fixes.

Gecko 1.9.0 Plugin Changes

  • 344427 - Added support for Mac OS X NPAPI Drawing Models. This allows plugins to draw using CoreGraphics instead of Quickdraw.
  • 344425 - Added support for NP_GetEntryPoints as a way to get plugin function pointers instead of calling "main()".
  • 336060 - Gecko now uses a slower idleEvent timer for plugins that are not in a foreground tab on the key window.
  • General bug fixes.