ports/63079: Maintainer update: Update www/opera-devel to 7.50 Preview 2 (20040218)
Arjan van Leeuwen
avleeuwen at piwebs.com
Sat Feb 21 22:00:29 UTC 2004
The following reply was made to PR ports/63079; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Arjan van Leeuwen <avleeuwen at piwebs.com>
To: "Marc van Woerkom" <marc.vanwoerkom at fernuni-hagen.de>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: ports/63079: Maintainer update: Update www/opera-devel to 7.50 Preview 2 (20040218)
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 22:58:30 +0100
On Saturday 21 February 2004 21:20, Marc van Woerkom wrote:
> Yes, P2 is an improvement so far. Please commit soon!
> Any idea how we can add some plugins to it?
> - java
> - acrobat
> - flash
> - realplayer
> I would love to do that. But I have some open questions:
> - Does Opera adhere to some Netscape plugin spec,
> or something unique?
Opera uses Netscape plugins, although it calls Java directly (no Netscape=20
> - Is the FreeBSD version enabled to add plugins?
Yes, but it doesn't work on 5.x systems.
> - We would need to find some trick to link in
> FreeBSD and Linux native plugins somehow.
See the www/linuxpluginwrapper port. Opera can only use this on 4.x. I'm no=
running 4.x myself, but I've been told that you can run Flash in Opera on 4=
if you use www/linuxpluginwrapper, just as you can in Mozilla / derivatives=
=46or this to work on 5.x, Opera needs to do a 5.x build. This may happen=20
> - Has this been done for Mozilla already?
> Where could I obtain technical information?
> Or which person one should contact?
The Opera team knows of the problems with plugins in FreeBSD, and it's=20
definitely on the TODO list.
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