Python plugin for Firefox
toddw at activestate.com
Thu Apr 17 21:28:23 CEST 2008
> It's may be a stupid question but do you if someone tried to create a
> python plugin for firefox?
> If you know an Open Source project let me know...
This was asked just recently on the list (included responses below):
Joe P. Cool wrote:
> > In 2005 I heard of plans to add Python as a second language to the
> > Gecko engine. Is this still true? Or has this plan been abandoned?
You can use Python inside of Mozilla (Gecko) based applications now,
such as Firefox/Thunderbird/Komodo Edit/XulRunner which communicate
through the Mozilla XPCOM architecture.
There are builds of PyXPCOM (Python XPCOM) that can be downloaded and
easily installed through the xpi extension mechanism, see:
The Mozilla 1.9 branch (Gecko 1.9) also contains the hooks necessary to
be able to use Python as a script handler, instead of having to use
To get and use PyXPCOM (Mozilla 1.8 and Mozilla 1.9):
* install the above extension
* or make your own build of the Mozilla application
To get and use PyDOM (Mozilla 1.9):
* you'll need to make your own build of the Mozilla application
I'm the one working on the PyXPCOM extension, which I am hoping will
eventually contain the PyDOM module as well (once I get around to making
new Mozilla builds with this enabled).
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