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Re: Why does screen sharing require a browser extension?

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:55:23 -0800
Message-ID: <CABkgnnVK-xxEOSWzdF8O2c9WnMQqnfkVVp+Lcvz_zeifX0TpWQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Kann <stevek@stevek.com>
Cc: Justin Uberti <juberti@google.com>, cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
On 26 November 2013 16:48, Steve Kann <stevek@stevek.com> wrote:
> This approach would require developers to build, register, and maintain apps
> for Chrome, Safari, IE, Firefox, as well as separate developer credentials,
> etc.


I don't believe that to be the case.  If I understand Justin's
proposal correctly, Google would provide the code for the Chrome app,
already built and maintained.  Application developers would simply
need to register and redistribute this under their own livery.  This
works for Chrome, and others could deploy the same model (Firefox has
a similar system), others might need a completely different approach
(IE, mobile Safari, etc...).

I agree that this sucks for application developers, but it's early
days yet.  We've only just started talking about screen capture
seriously.  At this early stage, I respect Justin's desire to be
conservative in favour of his users.
Received on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:55:54 UTC

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