<AWT Dev> Fwd: RFR: make life easier for general java plugin

Mario Torre neugens at redhat.com
Thu Jun 19 16:02:32 UTC 2014

On Thu, 2014-06-19 at 17:26 +0200, Jiri Vanek wrote:

> For now, I'm going to derive the API from original plugin-applet-hole
> patch little bit reduced by 
> experience from [3]

I don't have myself a lot of experience with the Plugin API (from an
implementation POV), but I would guess that the requirement for all the
plugins should be pretty much similar, so starting from your patch seems
a great way to tackle this issue.

Looks to me that at the very basic you would need some kind of interface
that the current sun.applet.AppletViewerPanel could implement. Then you
would likely need some PluginManager to retrieve this.

I guess this would be the most conservative approach, assuming other
plugins have similar needs or are implemented in a similar way than

Does it make sense to you?

Finally, I'm not sure if we need a JEP here or we can do without, after
all we're defining a new API?


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