Announcing Chrome Developer Plugin support for Mac and Linux

Posted by Chris Ramsdale - Wednesday, December 08, 2010 at 10:36:00 AM

One of the features that makes GWT unique is the ability to run your application in the browser of your choice, and debug your Java source in the IDE. While the “browser of your choice” portion of the feature has been quite true for Windows users, our Developer Plugin support has had some gaps. Today we’re happy to close some of these gaps, by announcing the release of a Chrome Developer Plugin for Mac and Linux users.

To download and install the new plugin, simply start debugging your GWT application and point Chrome at the URL provided by the Google Plugin for Eclipse. From there you’ll be prompted to install the “GWT Developer Plugin for Chrome”.

You can also browse directly to the following URL for installation: http://gwt.google.com/missing-plugin/.

In addition to the new OS support, there is an important security fix included in this update. You will see the GWT icon appear in your browser bar when the plugin sees the ?gwt.codesvr fragment in a URL, and it will turn black and white if you need to authorize that host. If you see a full-color icon, that indicates your permissions are in order. You can click the icon to quick-jump to the permissions configuration.

Note to Windows users: we have created a new permissions UI that is baked into the extension rather than using native Windows dialogs. You will need to re-add any hosts you had configured for this new version.

For more information regarding security and the GWT Developer Plugin, checkout the plugin design wiki page, here.

If you have questions or want to provide some feedback, we’d love to hear it, and the best place to do so is at the Google Web Toolkit Group.

15 comments:

Amar Elgali said...

this is awesome. thanks :)

CiarĂ¡n said...

I been waiting for this ages, thanks very much!

finitefield said...

Yes. Thank you so much.

Keith Coughtrey said...

Great news. This will make developing for the web store so much easier.

Japi said...

ABOUT TIME!!! , i really needed to have a geekgasm.

balb said...

Bonne nouvelle

Alexander Klein said...

Thank you! That's great news.

estronque said...

Gracias. (Thanks)

George Moschovitis said...

At last, thank you!

Mark said...

Thanks so much for putting up with all the pestering while you got this done. Glad to have it!

Michael said...

Very good news.

jiguli said...

Nice but it is not working properly under Ubuntu 10.10 and Chrome 8.0.552.215 (67652) with gwt-ext. The Problem is that hosted mode starts and takes a long time to be loaded after a few time I get white page.

Clubs said...

Finally Thanks!

But why is it slower than the firefox one on my machine.
Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid)

Web Design Mauritius said...

Thanks for sharing. Great information.

MohitKumar said...

Hi all,
It is simply downloading gwt-dev-plugin.crx on my local machine.
But I don't know how to install, as clicking it results in error, that 'unable to open'. I also dragged it to chrome browser but no success.
Any hints.
Thanks