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aitor posted this 11 May 2015

Hi,

in september 2015 Chrome will remove the support for NPAPI plugins. 

http://www.chromium.org/developers/npapi-deprecation

Future releases of ScriptxTra will support Chrome?

Thanks

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Jerry posted this 11 May 2015

 

Thanks for the enquiry.  As you know, Google are deprecating support for NPAPI plug-ins in favour of PPAPI.

 

 

 

Here's some info for your consideration:

 

 

 

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There are currently three types of plug-in that target PPAPI:

 

 

 

1.       Trusted plugins (program against PPAPI directly)

 

 

 

2.       Native Client Plugins (a platform/processor compiled plugin that accesses PPAPI via a wrapper)

 

 

 

3.       Portable Native Client Plugins (plugins compiled to an intermediate language interpreted at runtime).

 

 

 

The only plug-ins that can access OS APIs are trusted plug-ins.

 

 

 

You become a trusted plug-in by:

 

 

 

1.       Being written by Google and ship with the browser (Native Client ‘host’ is a trusted plug-in working with PPAPI directly), or

 

 

 

2.       Forking Chrome (Chromium) and building a new browser in which you ship your plugin as trusted, or

 

 

 

3.       You are launched on the command line of the browser

 

 

 

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As you can see, our options are narrow but we are still bothering to investigate in the hope that a bulb lights up.

 

 

 

As yet, though, I don’t have a firm (or, indeed, any) answer to your question.

 

 

 

Maybe you'd like to run through the above list and offer up any constructive thoughts.

 

 

 

At this stage all ideas are welcome.

 

 

 

Best wishes

 

 

 

Jerry

 

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Dave posted this 08 November 2016

Hi,

Just curious if there has been ant developments in this area - we have a ton of Chrome users that rely on ScriptX for printing.

Thanks!

~Dave

 

 

 

 

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Jerry posted this 08 November 2016

We're working on 'browser agnostic' Windows tech now, but it's not that simple.

 

Nevertheless we have set a Q2 2017 release target.

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jchou posted this 21 June 2017

Hi,

Just wondering if there have been any further developments on this ticket and if the target release date has changed since November. 

Thank you for your time!

Best,

James

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Jerry posted this 21 June 2017

We'll soon be asking for feedback from here:

 

https://scriptx.print-roadmap.meadroid.com/