Installing and Configuring Plug-ins for Mozilla Firebird on Fedora Core

Saturday January 31st, 2004

mariuz sent us a link to a FedoraNEWS.ORG article that describes how to install and set up plug-ins for use with Mozilla Firebird on the Fedora Core Linux distribution. The tutorial covers using apt to install Adobe Acrobat Reader, Java and Macromedia Flash Player and describes how to configure Firebird to use them. Next week, FedoraNEWS.ORG will publish an article detailing the manual installation of these plug-ins.

#2 Re: Too hard

by mlefevre

Sunday February 1st, 2004 10:21 AM

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Doing the work from Firebird's end doesn't make a lot of sense. You're asking for Firebird to have code to go searching around the system for plugins and trying to do the setup. That stuff would need to be work with a bunch of plugins across a bunch of distros, and would then need to be maintained as each plugin or distro changed. As far as I know, nobody is working on that.

It would make sense for the plugins to find the browser and plug into it, or for the distributions to distribute the bits in a way that makes them work together.