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 newsgroup [at] or the mailing list."

#23 Pluglets vs. Applets - AutoInstall

by vbullard <>

Tuesday April 24th, 2001 8:42 AM

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Mr. Anon,

What you could do is use the Netscape SmartUpdate feature to download and install signed JAR files. This is really slick in the fact that you can access the installed plugins registry to see if you have the correct version of your software installed on the client. If its not installed your JavaScript can check and then download an update based on registry settings. It's very nice, I've used it before in a previous project.