[icedtea-web] RFC: Rewrite of plugin threading model

Dr Andrew John Hughes ahughes at redhat.com
Wed Jun 8 04:56:33 PDT 2011

On 16:35 Tue 07 Jun     , Deepak Bhole wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been holding back 1.1 for this patch.
> This patch adresses PR721:
> http://icedtea.classpath.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=721
> The patch in fact fixes far more than just that issue (which have
> varying symptoms, all ultimately resulting in a browser crash).
> The patch rewrites the threading model of the plug-in such that it
> executes events on the correct thread. Furthermore, it does away with
> all "chromium" workarounds. With this patch, the plugin works
> significantly better with chromium. Furthermore, it no longer crashes
> FF4.
> Given the frequency of the newer FF4 crashes, I strongly think this
> patch should go into 1.1. I have kept things to the absolute minimum and
> tested it will all known applets and run the live connect tests. I found
> no regressions vs the current 1.1. The only difference was that there
> were no crashes, so it is much better with the patch.
> Okay for 1.1 and HEAD?

Sounds essential for both.  Ok.

Andrew :)

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