rekonq, working on extension support

Because a video sometimes is better than words…

This tiny video shows the actual state of extension support:
- we can manage chrome extensions (I just copied examples from here): we can recognize unpacked extensions, install, enable/disable. (oops.. uninstall/delete missing. Adding next days..)
- we can interpret (a bit) the version 2 manifest.json inside
- we can manage browse actions
- we can manage page actions
- we can open popups

So, the first easy step is done. Now what to really say we are supporting chrome extensions? Here is my todo list:
- support chrome object and (a subset of) its API (very long task)
- support the callback mechanism (really hard, this is the trick missing to say we’ll reach one day our goal)
- implement a way to retrieve extensions (support chrome extensions site? seems problematic. Add a ghns layer? Should do the trick. Probably…)
- ehm… port/implement extensions ;)

Stay tuned.

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19 responses to “rekonq, working on extension support

  1. Keep up the good work! I would love to see chromek extensions available for rekonq!

  2. very good news !

  3. Any progress with this great feature?
    If this is implemented, then Firefox and Chromium goes to the trash.

    • Apopas,
      cause of the big changes in qtwebkit , blink and so on we had to postpone this work after the qt5/webengine port, sorry.
      It is an hard interim period for rekonq and qtwebkit browsers ;)

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