Apr 12, 2017, 1:44:38 PM4/12/17
to dev-tech...@lists.mozilla.org, Peter Weinstein
I'm looking for Webextensions help.
I have a Webextension which launches a native app using
the chrome.runtime.sendNativeMessage(...) API.
This extension normally invokes an already running process to get some
work done; noramlly the end result is to download a document from a
server and start a Microsoft Office Application (e.g. WinWord.exe) to
The extension returns immediately.
However, there is a problem. If the long-running application is not
actually running, then it is started. But when the extension gets a
response message, it kills the native application, and every process
created by it.
This is unexpected (by me); Chrome behavior differs.
Is this expected behavior by you? Is it documented? Is there a
mechanism for my native application to launch a task which continues
to run after the native application has returned to Firefox, and