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

Omair Majid omajid at redhat.com
Thu Jun 9 09:01:05 PDT 2011

On 06/09/2011 11:55 AM, Deepak Bhole wrote:
> * Dr Andrew John Hughes<ahughes at redhat.com>  [2011-06-08 07:56]:
>> 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.
> Since F15 has 1.0.x and has FF4, I think this patch would make a nice
> backport for there too. Okay for 1.0?

Sure, as a bugfix, it think it makes a lot of sense to backport this.


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