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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 mozilla-java@mozilla.org mailing list."


#5 One more thing

by Anon

Thursday August 5th, 1999 1:38 AM

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Plugins (atleast Java pluglets) need to be installable like ActiveX controls.

It would be really nice if whatever Java VM is shipped could be integrated with Mozilla's keystore, and support installing, registering properties and configuration information, and dealing with security policies.

This is the number one advantage ActiveX has which is the ability to ship signed plugins that autoinstall.