Anyway - the planned release date for JNEXT 1.0.8 is sometime during the begining of May - however if you wish to see the latest source, install bazaar (available for Windows, Linux & OS/X) and from the command line execute
bzr branch http://jnext.org/src jnext
which will download the latest version of the code to a folder named jnext
The latest source code runs all the plugins on all 3 platforms.
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Its a slow process since it involves double checking that everything complies and runs without a problem on Windows, Linux and Mac OS/X
This is just the beginning - I'm really excited to think about all the applications just waiting to be written with JNEXT. I've had my share of UI development, and nothing comes close to the speed of creating applications this way... :-)
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Nir Soffer the Mac expert, for providing a scriptable NPAPI sample that works on both browsers. Below is a screen shot of the jNext FileReader extension running on both Safari and Firefox:
I've been holding back on releasing new jNext extensions since I wanted to first complete support for jNext on all the major OS platforms. Now that this is complete, prepare to see a whole lot of powerful extensions unleashed during the course of the next few weeks :-)
P.S. The formal release of jNext with the Mac OS/X support (1.0.8) is planned within the next few days.
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Anyway, I'm focusing my energies on getting a Mac OS/X (Intel) NPAPI plugin (npruntime to be exact) version working with Safari and Firefox. Although the documentation and number of working samples for scriptable plugins on the Mac is pathetic, after lots of experimenting and trial and (mostly) error, there seems to be enough info for me to combine all the pieces together into a working plugin.
Getting the plumbing working on different platforms has never been one of my favorite development pastimes - personally I find everything that requires a lot of guesswork and trying different stuff until you find something that works quite boring. I guess that's why I never enjoyed adventure games or reverse engineering. For me the creative juices start flowing only after the OS specific plumbing has been completed - and that is why I'm full of anticipation to start implementing new and exciting JNEXT plugins once the Mac port is done.
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