View Full Version : Google Chrome extensions coming in May

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".

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.


Looks like it MIGHT have something to do with javascript:


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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.