Separate plugin selection for 32bit & 64bit builds on one system.

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Toolkit Graveyard
Plugin Finder Service
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
10 years ago
4 years ago

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en_GB; rv:1.8.1.11) Gecko/20071127 Firefox/2.0.0.11
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en_GB; rv:1.8.1.11) Gecko/20071127 Firefox/2.0.0.11

In a 64bit system with some 32bit libraries, that has 32bit firefox and 64bit firefox installed alongside each other, it would be nice to be able to select one plugin for use when running the 32bit build and another when running the 64bit build, without maintaining two distinct profiles.

How far from a do-able thing is this?

Reproducible: Didn't try

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Updated

10 years ago
Depends on: 19118
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Updated

10 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

Comment 1

9 years ago
This seems like a specific case of bug 359873?
Bug 836415 has now removed the Plugin Finder Service (PFS) from Firefox. As a result, I'm closing all the remaining PFS bugs.

If you're getting this bugmail for an ancient PFS bug, the basic summary of the world today is:

* NPAPI plugins are a dying technology
* PFS was already restricted to assisting with only the 4 most common plugins
* Sites commonly provide their own UI for install a required plugin
* Mozilla is generally focusing on  improving the web platform so that proprietary plugins are not required.

(Note that "plugins" are a completely separate from "browser extensions", such at those found on addons.mozilla.org. The latter are not going anywhere, and are not impacted by the removal of PFS.)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Updated

4 years ago
Product: Toolkit → Toolkit Graveyard
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