Linux Plugins

Background reading materials

Plugins in general


Code to reference


  • Internal plugin: “a plugin that‘s implemented in the chrome dll, i.e. there’s no external dll that services that mime type. For Linux you‘ll just have to worry about the default plugin, which is what shows a puzzle icon for content that you don’t have a plugin for. We use that to allow the user to download and install the missing plugin.”


Useful Tools

  • xwininfo -tree -- lets you inspect the window hierarchy of a window and get the layout of child windows.
  • DiamondX is a simple NPAPI plugin built to run on Unix platforms and exercise the XEmbed browser extension.”
    • To build a 32-bit binary: ./configure CFLAGS='-m32' LDFLAGS='-L/usr/lib32 -m32'