Add ability for Mozilla to use windows plugins on linux

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

()

Core
Plug-ins
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enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
17 years ago
17 years ago

People

(Reporter: Matt Fago, Assigned: rubydoo123)

Tracking

Trunk
Future
x86
Linux
Points:
---

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9+) Gecko/20020408
BuildID:    2002040808

Codeweavers crossover plugin product ($25) allows windows plugins to be used on
linux. It would be very nice if Mozilla included some of this functionality by
default. The few linux plugins that are available are often poorly written and
suported, and the ability to use windows plugins out-of-the-box would be a great
advantage.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
N/A
(Assignee)

Comment 1

17 years ago
setting to future, where enhancement requests reside until targetted based on 
review
Priority: -- → P5
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 2

17 years ago
Licencing issues alone makes this impossible; WINE is released under the "GNU
Lesser General Public License". It took 10 years to get WINE to where it is
today. For Mozilla.org to develope a separate Windows emulator would likely not
take less, and in addition be lightyears beyond the scope of the project. To
include an entire emulator in Mozilla in order to play a few plugins IMO
wouldn't benefit the Mozilla project anyhow, and would only promote "second
best" solutions. I'd rather see more native plugins for Linux.

Recommend "WONTFIX" - allthough i believe this whole RFE qualifies as invalid.
(Assignee)

Comment 3

17 years ago
based on comment #2, which I was unaware of the complexities mentioned, I am 
marking as wontfix
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 4

17 years ago
clearing priority
Priority: P5 → --

Comment 5

17 years ago
and,marking verified.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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