Help Sun and Mozilla with new 'Pluglet' API Spec
Tuesday August 3rd, 1999
Akhil Arora of Sun writes,
"Help define the Pluglet API
A Pluglet is a Plugin that is written in Java. A draft of the Pluglet API specification has been posted here. We would like Plugin writers to get involved in defining the API. Does it meet your needs? What additional feature would you like added to it? What pet peeve of yours would you like fixed? Please talkback at the netscape.public.mozilla.java newsgroup [at news.mozilla.org] or the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list."
It's not realy all that far fetched... the JVM already converts Java byte-code to native machine code anyways. its just a matter of saving the fully compiled bytecode after its been through the JIT (I expect its a tad more complicated than that, but that would be the gist of the "procedure"). I know, that goes contrary to what the JIT was created for, but taking one full compile hit to create a native plugin automatically isn't any worse than the procces we follow now with plugins for N4.x (in fact its a darned sight more pallatable)