pending mac carbon vm 3.8.14b2 with browser plugin

John M McIntosh johnmci at
Sat Nov 11 06:48:26 UTC 2006

Due to funding from Viewpoints Research Institute I'm please to  
announce the beta program for the macintosh intel 3.8.14b2 browser  

The new mac browser plugin now supports macintel on safari and  
firefox. Earlier plugins based on 3.8.8 only worked on mac powerpc or  
with safari if you ran it in powerpc mode on a macintel machine.

This plugin follows the logic defined by the unix plugin where we  
have a small netscape based browser plugin that interfaces to a  
headless mac carbon VM via unix pipes that enable the transfer of UI  
events and drawing instructions which use a shared memory location  
for the graphics context.

People who are interested in testing should email me directly to  
pointers how to install this VM and plugin stub for testing. Although  
based somewhat on the unix plugin code base it contains lots of new  
code to support quickdraw browser based events, and quartz based  
drawing needs.

John M. McIntosh <johnmci at>
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd.

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