Investigating iexplore/activex issues
joel at airwebreathe.org.uk
Fri Jul 27 10:12:19 CDT 2012
That's the easiest solution I've heard so far. Unfortunately I ran straight into
bug #25919 (http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25918). Maybe I can find a
work-about, unless you know the solution already?
On 27 July 2012 at 09:54 Qian Hong <fracting at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM, Joel Holdsworth
> <joel at airwebreathe.org.uk> wrote:
> > On 26 July 2012 at 23:40 Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> >> I'm running into a similar problem,
> >> http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23058
> >> If you're using a different activex control,
> >> please file a new bug, with a way
> >> for others to reproduce the problem.
> > Yes that does sound quite similar. I predict once page loading is fixed,
> > this will be the main mode of failure. I'm not sure how easy it will be to
> > find a public copy of the product, but I'll see if I can find one.
> >> Any chance you could add an HTML5 mode?
> >> http://praegnanz.de/html5video/
> >> shows a bunch of HTML5 video player components,
> >> and lists which ones have Flash fallback for old browsers.
> >> You could turn it on if you detect a Linux client,
> >> and otherwise use the old activex solution.
> > Yes, I would love for that to happen, and I've heard that there are plans in
> > the pipeline. It's not so bad - there is a fallback on linux using a simple
> > video object which works smoothly. Though that doesn't help for the
> > annotations or the point-and-click ui for setting up the analytics, so to
> > setup the more clever features of the device I have to go back to windows.
> > Joel
> Hi Joel,
> Would you like to try np-activex  ?
> np-activex is a npapi plugin for Chrome on Windows, at the same time,
> it is a ActiveX wrapper.
> With np-activex, users can load ActiveX control in Chrome for Win,
> without iexplore.
> Actually, with Wine's help, np-activex work on Linux as well, though
> you have to use Wine to run Chrome for Win on Linux.
> How ever, there are some bugs which will bring us to troubles:
> Bug 21232 - Chrome can't load any webpage unless --no-sandbox is used
> Bug 27248 - cannot unpack *.crx (extensions or themes) in Chrome
> unless --single-process is used
> Bug 27168 - chromium-based apps can't load https sites
> Unfortunately, to workaround all these bugs, we have to use special
> version of Chrome with special version of np-activex.
> I'm glad if this example is helpful for you:
> A guide to sign in China Merchants Bank (CMBChina) on Linux: Wine
> Chrome + ActiveX for Chrome + User Agent Switcher
> There might be other bugs related to Chrome/ActiveX, some of them are
> covered in this list:
> Let me know if I can help you further, also please let me know if you
> have good news ;-)
> Good luck.
>  http://code.google.com/p/np-activex/
> Qian Hong
> Sent from Ubuntu
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