Generalities in installing plugins
I installed my first plugin yesterday (Java Plugin) on Mozilla 1.21.
So what I did was create a symbolic link to the java plugin "module" (I'm totally using terms inapporpirately), to the .../mozilla/plugins directory.
So I was wondering if that was how you install all plugins, basically creating a symbolic link in the /mozilla/plugins directory to some plugin application.
Second, can somebody explain to me a little bit of what is going on behind the GUI? I mean does mozilla go to it's plugin directory and just looks for a certain symbolic link and that symbolic link takes the browser to an executable file that does the plugin work? What is going on behind the scenes? Is that how all plugins basically work in other OS's but we just don't see it going on? I'd like to learn this a bit if anybody knows the answer.