Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th May 2009 10:34 UTC
Google Some serious progress is being made with Chrome, Google's foray into the web browsing business. Not only is the plugin framework coming together, the Chromium project also started offering regular builds of the browser for Mac OS X (regular Linux builds have been available since March).
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Liquidator
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2007-03-04

I wish Opera started an extension framework too. User scripts and widgets don't cut the mustard...

I have tried several Chrome extensions (GMail inbox counter, bookmark synchronizer, Adsweep, FlashBlock, etc...). It works as expected but I don't know if the extension framework offers auto-updates just yet.

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Wake me up when Google engineers have ..
by kragil on Thu 14th May 2009 17:51 UTC
kragil
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2006-01-04

.. perfected adblocking.

;)

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MightyPenguin Member since:
2005-11-18

I hacked together a prototype ad-blocking extension and it seems there are still some game stopping bugs.

For instance, the content filtering interface one would use is severely limited in syntax compared to what the firefox extension does. If you try to use the wildcard that SHOULD match everything, it doesn't. So it'll be a couple more releases at least before this interface is usable for adblock.

Edited 2009-05-15 15:55 UTC

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Platform independent?
by ciplogic on Thu 14th May 2009 20:36 UTC
ciplogic
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2006-12-22

Most FF extensions do not need to be written in C++. JS, XUL are enough to define an extension. Even an advanced one!

So many extensions with almost no adaptation works through multiple versions of OSs and Firefoxes.

Do someone know if Chrome have support of suchlike framework? And there is support for ABP or equivalent in it? (the main reason I was stand away from Chrome as the net works much faster)

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RE: Platform independent?
by MightyPenguin on Fri 15th May 2009 16:25 UTC in reply to "Platform independent?"
MightyPenguin Member since:
2005-11-18

JS is the preffered (and now I think only) extension language. Graphical elements are constructed with HTML. They have a python script for creating a package (like a zip file they say, haven't played with it) for all the files in your extension.

I hacked together (post above) an adblock extension, but necessary functionality like pattern matching still seems buggy.

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Long live PPC
by DaveDavtropen on Thu 14th May 2009 21:29 UTC
DaveDavtropen
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2009-03-20

PPC Macs are dead. Few (if any) new apps will ever be compiled for PPC again. Chalk this up to the fact that new-to-the-Mac developers want a painless Mac-quisition adventure, and PPC machines are getting scarce.

Maybe you can ask Google to enable universal binaries. Then again, maybe they depend on the x86 platform to make certain internal features work.

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RE: Long live PPC
by Erunno on Thu 14th May 2009 21:45 UTC in reply to "Long live PPC"
Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

Maybe you can ask Google to enable universal binaries. Then again, maybe they depend on the x86 platform to make certain internal features work.


AFAIK V8 currently features only a x86 backend so PPC is out.

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Google need fix chome
by tiesto404 on Thu 14th May 2009 22:05 UTC
tiesto404
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2009-03-01

I think google need to fix chome so works correctly before they try porting it and do any work on framework. Chome has lot of bigs like java applet plugin not working and rendering issues like transpain textboxs displaying as black box. Get your act togetter google!

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RE: Google need fix chome
by MechR on Fri 15th May 2009 02:04 UTC in reply to "Google need fix chome"
MechR Member since:
2006-01-11

I think google need to fix chome so works correctly before they try porting it and do any work on framework.

Funny, the two most common complaints I always see are A) lack of Mac/Linux versions, and B) lack of Adblock. Might be because I browse OSNews and Slashdot though.

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