Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Things I've Seen With My Eyes

Today was a fun day at the Auckland office. We did the first ever demos of a few exciting new features:


  • Theora video playing natively in Firefox!
  • Windowless plugins in X/Linux!
  • Rendering --- and editing --- crazy Zapfino ligatures without bogus visual artifacts!

... each the work of our local developers. It's a hive of excitement here, I tell you!



7 comments:

  1. That all sounds pretty spiffy, roc! So who's working in the Auckland office now - you, Chris Double, and an unnamed contractor, as far as I can deduce from your posts? Is there anyone else, and will all these people join planet.m.o? That would be a good way to keep up with all the fun things they're doing, I think :-)

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  2. Windowless plugins in X/Linux! THAT ROCKS!
    Is there a bug where I can track the status of this... ?

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  3. What libraries did you use for the Theora integration? I've been doing some research about usable libraries for HTML5 media elements: http://wiki.mozilla.org/HTML5_Media_Elements

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  4. Robert O'Callahan30 May 2007 00:14

    Gijs: me, Chris, and Karl Tomlinson. Chris is joining p.m.o. Karl doesn't have a blog yet.
    Ernst: bug 137189
    Sylvain: ask Chris --- bluishcoder.co.nz

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  5. Sylvain, libogg, libtheora and libvorbis for the decoding of the theora data. Currently I've not got sound going but portaudio is the likely library for that.

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  6. What do you think of Zack Rusin's idea to run Linux plug-ins in a separate process?
    http://zrusin.blogspot.com/2007/05/browser-plugins.html

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  7. Robert O'Callahan31 May 2007 00:16

    We'd like to do out-of-process plugins. There are some problems, though, like scripability and running windowless. We should coordinate with Zack.

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