32-bit plugins in 64-bit opera
Friday, October 26, 2007 9:22:38 AM
However in Opera, as opposed to other browsers, there is no need to go through the hassel of installing an extra plugin wrapper to do that - the operapluginwrapper handles it just fine!
The only issue is that you need to be using the 32-bit operapluginwrapper in a 64-bit Opera to run 32-bit plugins. Currently the only way to do so is to download a 32-bit Opera (I'd reccomend downloading a tarball), extract it, and replace the installed (64-bit) wrapper with the operapluginwrapper from the 32-bit package - and voilà, all 32-bit plugins should work out-of-the-box.
Currently this is manual work (sorry for that), but we are looking into having this handled at installation time - and have a way of seamlessly dealing with both 32-bit and 64-bit plugins (since you'll need the 64-bit wrapper for the 64-bit plugins…).