On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 4:42 PM, David Edmundson
<da...@davidedmundson.co.uk> wrote:
> Hey all,
> We'd like to add project plasma-browser-integration into KDE[0].
> 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 [1]. 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 [2][3]
>  - 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.
> [0] https://cgit.kde.org/plasma-browser-integration.git/
> [1] https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/nativeMessaging
> [2]
> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/plasma-integration/cimiefiiaegbelhefglklhhakcgmhkai
> [3]
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/android/addon/plasma-integration/?src=cb-dl-updated
> Regards
> David and Kai

General +1 to the features. Really awesome. :)

Do we have any documentation on how to test it?


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