add Adobe SVG Viewer 6 to autoscan for plugins

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

External Software Affecting Firefox
Other
P5
normal
RESOLVED WONTFIX
16 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: Henrik Gemal, Assigned: Peter Lubczynski)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [PL2:P5][Plug-in Mgr], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
Now that we have auto scan to plugins like plugin.scan.SunJRE I would really
like to have Adobe SVG Viewer added to the like.

currently you have to manually copy this file:
NPSVG3.dll
to the plugin folder.

the location of the plugin can be found be looking the this reg.db value:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe SVG Viewer\3.0\dir
which on my Win2k pc have:
C:\WINNT\System32\Adobe\SVG Viewer 3.0\

so perhaps we could have plugin.scan.AdobeSVG

20020516

Comment 1

16 years ago
I'll take this, but futuring because we can't do this right now because the
Adobe SVG plugin 3.0 uses unfrozen interfaces and is known to crash. I could be
wrong here, but I also think it is not listed as a Netscape or AOL tier1 plugin
so it is difficult to justify adding this new pref.
Assignee: beppe → peterl
Target Milestone: --- → Future
(Reporter)

Comment 2

16 years ago
"Adobe SVG plugin 3.0" is a crash and burn with daily Mozilla...:)
so I understand.

Comment 3

16 years ago
u are right, peter.

Comment 4

16 years ago
setting to distant future, but this could be fixed as a side-effect of the
plug-in manager.
Priority: -- → P5
Whiteboard: [PL2:P5][Plug-in Mgr]

Comment 5

16 years ago
*** Bug 165014 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6

16 years ago
SVG Viewer 3.0 crashes Mozilla 1.1 (20020826)

Comment 7

15 years ago
Adobe SVG Viewer 6.0 preview 1, currently win32 only, works great with Firebird
and does not cause crashes.
(Reporter)

Comment 8

15 years ago
The Adobe SVG Viewer 6 now works fine in both Mozilla and Firebird.

The location of the plugin can be found be looking the this reg.db value:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe SVG Viewer\6.0\dir
which on my WinXP is:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\SVG Viewer 6.0\
Summary: add Adobe SVG Viewer to autoscan for plugins → add Adobe SVG Viewer 6 to autoscan for plugins

Comment 9

15 years ago
The SVG plugin (and all others) can help itself and be automatically recognized
if their installer would write the keys described in this document:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/plugins/first-install-problem.html

Any plugin that writes its key here will be automatically found:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\MozillaPlugins

Since it sounds like the SVG 6.0 plugin is still in preview, perhaps the Adobe
folks could be informed of this key and add it before the final release
(Reporter)

Comment 10

15 years ago
I've submitted a bug report and a feedback form to Adobe. If anybody got an
inside contact at Adobe please write them...

Comment 11

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #8)
> The Adobe SVG Viewer 6 now works fine in both Mozilla and Firebird.

Where do you get Viewer 6?  I just downloaded the one the plugin loader takes
you to, and it turns out to be 3.0 which crashes and burns...

Comment 12

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #11)
> (In reply to comment #8)
> > The Adobe SVG Viewer 6 now works fine in both Mozilla and Firebird.
> 
> Where do you get Viewer 6?  I just downloaded the one the plugin loader takes
> you to, and it turns out to be 3.0 which crashes and burns...
> 
> 
I think here: http://www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/beta.html

Comment 13

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #8)
> The Adobe SVG Viewer 6 now works fine in both Mozilla and Firebird.

Not anymore. 
(In reply to comment #13)
> (In reply to comment #8)
> > The Adobe SVG Viewer 6 now works fine in both Mozilla and Firebird.
> 
> Not anymore. 

I haven't used it very extensively, but it still seems to for me.

This should perhaps at least wait until bug 115528 is fixed?

Comment 15

10 years ago
I think this bug can bed closed, because the viewer is not supported anymore and firefox has its own svg implementation

Comment 16

10 years ago
(In reply to comment #15)
> I think this bug can bed closed, because the viewer is not supported anymore
> and firefox has its own svg implementation
> 

Looking at http://www.codedread.com/images/svg-support.png i'd say ASV6 still has its use, hopefully not much longer though
(In reply to comment #15)
> I think this bug can bed closed, because the viewer is not supported anymore
> and firefox has its own svg implementation

Agreed, IMHO this should be marked fixed (invalid), as the root cause is in a software product (ASV) which was publicly discontinued [1] (aside from not being supported for a while). A similar action was already done for bug 133567.

[1] http://www.adobe.com/svg/eol.html
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Updated

8 years ago
Component: Plug-ins → Other
Product: Core → Plugins
Target Milestone: Future → ---
Version: Trunk → unspecified
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