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Fri Dec 7 23:13:13 2001 UTC (15 years, 10 months ago) by jeet
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Added setting up plug-ins section in BrowserG!
   -Changed the Plans page to reflect plug-ins done.
   -Added a link to the installation page.
   -Added a link on the index page.
   -Added few more web sites that list BrowserG!


<P align=center><U><FONT color=#0000ff><FONT size=6><B><EM><FONT color=#000000>How to setup plug-ins in</FONT>      BrowserG!</EM> </B><BR></FONT></FONT></P></U>
<P><FONT face=Verdana size=2>Apart from the 
support of major web standards, an 
important feature of today's browser is the use of Plug-ins.&nbsp;  
         
             
    </FONT></P>
<P><FONT ><FONT face=Verdana><STRONG><FONT size=4><FONT>What are 
Plug-ins</FONT>?</FONT>  
</STRONG>&nbsp; </FONT> </FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=Verdana><FONT size=2   >Plug-ins 
are software programs that extend the capabilities of a given Browser in a 
specific way - for example, the ability to play audio samples or view video 
movies from within your browser.</FONT>       
  </FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=Verdana ><FONT color=#0000ff><STRONG><FONT face="Times New Roman" 
color=#000000><FONT size=4><FONT face=Verdana><FONT>How&nbsp;do you&nbsp;install 
Plugins</FONT>?</FONT>&nbsp; </FONT></FONT></STRONG></FONT> 
      </FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=Verdana size=2><FONT color=#0000ff><EM>BrowserG!</EM></FONT> 
supports plugins based on the Mozilla platform.&nbsp; BrowserG! is a 
Netscape/Mozilla compatible browser, so technically Netscape 
plug-ins&nbsp;should work&nbsp;in BrowserG!.&nbsp; To find plug-ins provided by 
Netscape, go to their <A><A><A 
href="http://home.netscape.com/plugins/?cp=dowdep2">plug-ins web 
pages</A>.&nbsp; To set up plugins in BrowserG!, all you need to do is download 
the plugins into the Plugins subdirectory under the Mozilla/Netscape install 
directory.&nbsp; This will look something like this: C:\Mozilla\Plugins or 
C:\Netscape\Plugins.&nbsp; Here we assume that you have installed Mozilla or 
Netscape in the C: Drive in Windows platform.&nbsp; </FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=Verdana size=4><STRONG>Checking&nbsp;steps for your plug-in 
installation.</STRONG></FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=Verdana size=2>To check&nbsp;what&nbsp;plugins have been properly 
installed on your system, type </FONT><FONT face=Verdana size=2>about:plugins in 
the Address Bar.&nbsp; You can&nbsp;also read a more technical and detailed 
</FONT><FONT face=Verdana size=2><A 
href="http://www.mozilla.org/projects/plugins/install-scheme.html">article</A>&nbsp;describing 
the plug-in installation process.&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT><FONT face=Verdana 
size=2>After you have installed the plugins, you can&nbsp;see what plug-ins work 
from within <FONT color=#0000ff><EM>BrowserG! </EM></FONT>(or a Mozilla/Netscape 
compatable&nbsp;browser), go to the&nbsp;<A><A 
href="http://www.mozilla.org/quality/browser/front-end/testcases/plugins/ ">test 
pages</A>&nbsp;for some of the most popular plug-ins.&nbsp; </A></FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=Verdana size=2>If you find that some plugins do not work from 
within <FONT color=#0000ff><EM>BrowserG!</EM></FONT>, please send&nbsp;an email 
to our mailing list at: </FONT><A 
href="mailto:browserg@mozdev.org">browserg@mozdev.org</A></P>
<P><STRONG><FONT face=Verdana size=4>Plug-in Development 
links..</FONT></STRONG></P>
<P><FONT > 
<FONT face=Verdana size=2>If you would like 
to&nbsp;develop&nbsp;new plug-ins for the above&nbsp;platform, see 
the&nbsp;mozilla plug-ins </FONT>   
       
  <A 
href="http://www.mozilla.org/docs/plugin.html"><FONT 
face=Verdana size=2>docs</FONT></A><FONT face=Verdana 
size=2>.&nbsp;&nbsp;Netscape also supports writing plug-ins in the java 
language, these are called pluglets ro java plug-ins.&nbsp; If you like 
programming in java and are keen on developing your plug-ins, go to 
</FONT>        
     </FONT><A 
href="http://www.mozilla.org/projects/blackwood/java-plugins/"><FONT 
face=Verdana 
size=2>http://www.mozilla.org/projects/blackwood/java-plugins/</FONT></A><FONT 
face=Verdana></FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=Verdana><FONT size=2>&nbsp;A essential&nbsp;document that 
covers&nbsp;converting old style Netscape plug-ins to a newer style, see the 
</FONT><A href="http://www.mozilla.org/docs/scripting-plugins.html"><FONT 
size=2>scripting plug-ins webpages</FONT></A><FONT size=2>.&nbsp; 
</FONT></FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=Verdana size=2>A must read topic for any plug-in 
developers&nbsp;targetting the IE platform is, how to make Netscape plug-ins 
work in IE 5.5 SP2 and beyond- well, here is an article for you.&nbsp; <A 
href="http://www.mozilla.org/projects/plugins/plugin-host-control.html">http://www.mozilla.org/projects/plugins/plugin-host-control.html</A></FONT><!--StartFragment --></P>

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