Chrome phasing out NPAPI [affects icedtea-web plug-in]

Deepak Bhole dbhole at
Tue Sep 24 11:40:46 PDT 2013

Without NPAPI, the IcedTea-Web plugin-in will not work with Chrome and

The blog states that Mozilla is planning to block NPAPI plug-ins too,
but the provided link suggests that it will just implement click-to-play
rather than remove support. Furthermore, the second link stating removal
in December 2013 does not mention anything about NPAPI at all. In any
case, Chrome is planning complete removal by end of 2014 which has
serious implications for the IcedTea-Web plug-in + Chrome.

Has anyone seen anything similar from Mozilla (about NPAPI removal)? If
NPAPI is indeed headed for retirement, we should begin planning a
plug-in re-design -- the last one took about 6 months for a C++ side
rewrite (side that talks to the browser) re-write when we moved from OJI


More information about the distro-pkg-dev mailing list