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View Full Version : Google Chrome extensions coming in May



drhowarddrfine
02-05-2009, 08:48 PM
Link (http://www.nick.pro/2009/02/04/google-chrome-extensions-coming-out-by-may/)
One of the topics at a Google conference is "Writing Extensions for Google Chrome".

flynch01
02-06-2009, 09:21 AM
This is great to hear. I also noticed that in the current chrome developer release there is basic support for userscripts. Infact, I'm going to go install that release now.

Edit:

Looks like it MIGHT have something to do with javascript:

http://dev.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/extensions/userscripts

Things like
var extension = new chromium.Extension() look really promising.

drhowarddrfine
02-06-2009, 12:54 PM
Extensions in Firefox are written in javascript and XML (XUL). I'm sure Google wants to do the same thing so developers can easily work back and forth.

flynch01
02-06-2009, 02:10 PM
Oh, didn't know. I never really looked into it.

gsnedders
02-07-2009, 01:49 PM
I'd be amazed if Chrome used XUL: it's an unspecified proprietary format, so implementing it interoperably outwith Gecko would be very hard. XBL1 is equally unspecified (as Gecko uses), though XBL2 is specified and does have a work-in-progress (though untouched for months) implementation in WebKit.

drhowarddrfine
02-07-2009, 02:55 PM
I didn't mean to imply that Chrome would use XUL. I was just pointing out that Firefox uses javascript and xml in XUL for Firefox extensions.

ChrisJones198
02-10-2009, 02:22 AM
I am not yet a big fan of chrome. I am a firfox man i have all the plugins i need. Plus i am one of those people who says if it aint broke don't fix it.



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