Hello David. Thanks for your effort on plasma browser integration.
I am unsure whether to keep CC to kde-core-devel and plasma-devel, please drop as you deem appropriate. Keeping all text for reference for those that only read distributions mailing list. David Edmundson - 05.06.17, 15:42: > Hey all, > > We'd like to add project plasma-browser-integration into KDE. > > The goal is to make chrome and firefox integrate better into a Plasma > desktop environment through browser extensions. > > How?: > Firefox and chrome (and potentially others) allow plugins to talk to a > native binary host . This binary host is launched by the the browser and > has a socket to a conventional browser extension. This project consists of > both parts allowing a chrome extension to make normal DBus calls to > services just like other apps. > > Integrating what?: > This gives us the following features: > - Finding open tabs via krunner > - Download progress in the task bar > - Showing now playing information with shortcuts (if the website supports > it) > - "Send to KDE Connect" context menu on links > - Loading windows on the correct activity (WIP) > - An SNI if incognito windows are open with action to close them. > > And potentially more in the future. There is a config to enable/disable > parts as appropriate. > > Deployment: > This repo consists of two parts. The binary host which should be > distributed by normal distro means, and the browser extension which is > going to be different. > > The browser extension can be deployed in one of 3 ways. > - manually by the user from the code (useful for devs) > > - through the webstore  > - chrome also has a feature where we can ship a text file on the distro > side that will make the browser automatically fetch an extension from their > store. > > Ideally we want the extension available on the store from an official KDE > channel. > > - potentially it could also be done by the distro, but it seems like FF > might be removing that possibility and the digital signing is an issue. What options are possible to distribute extensions via distro packaging? I ask cause I think at least for chrome / chromium you need a Google account to use the plugin / extension store. Also it would put the extension outside of distro security support. Therefore I mostly use xul-ext packages in Debian as extensions for Firefox and also a new uBlock origin extension package for chromium. Eventually this would need to be brought up with browser developers. I am willing to help there by creating wishlist item / bug report. >  https://cgit.kde.org/plasma-browser-integration.git/ >  https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/nativeMessaging >  > https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/plasma-integration/cimiefiiaegbelh > efglklhhakcgmhkai  > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/android/addon/plasma-integration/?src=cb-dl > -updated > > Regards > > David and Kai Thanks, -- Martin