First let me apologize to Mozilla contributors outside the Netscape/AOL firewall, but I'm going to post an internal link: http://elwood.mcom.com/arun/plugins/first-install-problem.html When I get back from vacation, I promise to write this up in for mozilla.org on Mozilla website. But the issue is: We've decided to create a Plugin ID system in the Win32 system registry that could be extended to other platforms via a flat file. Gecko needs to parse these registry entries for plugin information, such as path to module and path to XPT, in addition to parsing existing plugins directories. Embedders can determine their search order on their own.
Nominate as appropriate, but this is the bug logged against Gecko to solve the first-install problem in the future.
getting this over to Peter's plate
setting this to 1.01, so the infrastructure can start to get put into place.
need to get the PLID support in for RTM
This issue is now being tracked in bug 44973. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 44973 ***