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Last Comment Bug 227653 - Install.refreshPlugins should autoregister XPCOM components
: Install.refreshPlugins should autoregister XPCOM components
Product: Core Graveyard
Classification: Graveyard
Component: Installer: XPInstall Engine (show other bugs)
: Trunk
: x86 Linux
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
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Reported: 2003-12-06 10:01 PST by Ilya Konstantinov
Modified: 2015-12-11 07:21 PST (History)
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Description User image Ilya Konstantinov 2003-12-06 10:01:08 PST
Install.refreshPlugins method should autoregister XPCOM components before
refreshing plugin info, just like PluginArray.refresh (navigator.plugins.refresh
from JS) does.

You can see the PluginArray.refresh implementation at:
and our current implementation in XPInstall at:

Basically, we're missing the call to AutoRegister() on the XPCOM component manager.

Fixing this bug would allow us to XPInstall XPCOM components and make them
available right away, without requiring a restart, by simply calling
RefreshPlugins after installation.

(And have I mentioned I made it trivial to fix? :)
Comment 1 User image Ilya Konstantinov 2006-01-07 14:19:00 PST
This bug is only relevant for Seamonkey now, as FF/TB installations are done without JS code now. What should I assign it to?
Comment 2 User image Benjamin Smedberg [:bsmedberg] 2009-08-23 05:25:14 PDT
This code is dead.

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