[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#590145: chromium-browser: Upstream ban on gecko-mediaplayer plugin must be removed
jrnieder at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 21:47:45 UTC 2010
forwarded 590145 http://crbug.com/24507
Dimitar Kavlakov wrote:
> The plugin "gecko-mediaplayer" was blacklisted in the upstream some
> time ago because of bug #24507, that is speciffic to several other
> Linux distributions. Debian was never amongst the distributions where
> this bug appeared
That means <http://crbug/24507>:
| Repro: install gecko-mediaplayer, visit digg.com. Page hangs.
| Renderer thread asks for plugins:
| Browser asks plugin to intialize, and it hangs inside glib.
| This is yet another instance of "query plugins out of process"
| Plugins load in two stages: first we dlopen() them to query metadata,
| then later in response to a page request we actually instantiate them.
| The blacklist we had in place only happened at the latter point;
| gecko-mediaplayer causes us to hang in the first step. So move the
| blacklist check earlier to succesfully blacklist it.
| As a bug on the Chrome bug tracker says, this is a bug in Chrome. I believe the
| underlying problem is that Chrome sometimes hangs if something starts a nested gtk
| message loop, which gecko-mediaplayer appears to be doing via gconf in this call
| --without-gconf appears to fix it with the svn tip of gecko-mediaplayer.
> i can assure that the
> plugin continues to work fine on Debian with all stable and
> development versions of Chromium
That’s good to hear. To clarify: does digg.com work? And just in
case you know: is gecko-mediaplayer for Debian built --without-gconf?
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