This is amazing news.
On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 10:10 AM Jim Mathies <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I am happy to announce that NPAPI plugin support will end in Firefox 85.
> At the start of the 85 cycle the Plugins Team plans to land changes that
> disable NPAPI plugin loading and display. We'll also schedule PI testing in
> both Nightly and Beta on these changes.
> The initial landing is designed to accomplish the following:
> 1) Remove any evidence of NPAPI plugin support from the Firefox UX.
> 2) Support good content handling of missing Flash content.
> 3) Remove or disable tests that no longer work due to plugins failing to
> 4) Cleanup any critical areas of the codebase tied to NPAPI plugin support.
> Please note full removal of plugin related code will not take place in
> this landing. We wanted to keep things as simple as possible such that if
> for some unforeseen reason we needed to back these changes out we could.
> This is not anticipated but it's better to be safe than sorry.
> Plugin support touched on numerous areas of the codebase. The Plugins Team
> (David Parks) has been heavily invested in getting this first set of
> patches right, but it's possible we may have missed something critical. We
> would like to ask everyone who is aware of plugin code in their respective
> modules to take a look at the patches posted in bug 1675349. Please file
> bugs blocking bug 1675349 if you are aware of additional changes that might
> be needed in Fx85.
> Once we get past the Fx85 Nightly testing round and Fx85 merges to Beta,
> removal of plugin code from various areas of the codebase will be greenlit.
> David has put effort into the removal of the old codebase and will post
> additional patches for landing in 86 in the coming weeks.
> If you would like to help out, feel free to file bugs blocking meta bug
> 1677160 ('plugin-cleanup') related to future plugin code cleanup work. For
> feature related work dependent on plugin deprecation, please mark those
> bugs as dependent on meta bug 1455897 ('remove-plugin-support').
> Internal questions or comments should be directed to the Mozilla Slack
> #flash-kill channel. For public discussion you can join the #plugins
> chat.mozilla.org channel.
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