Scope Protocol release: how the fat lady sings
Today we are happy to release the specification for the Scope protocol. This is the protocol used for communication between the Opera browser and Opera Dragonfly. It is also used here at Opera for automated testing.
Since the release of Opera Dragonfly, we have tried to keep the project open source. The source and its documentation is available under BSD licence, but it is difficult to expand it or create something different without the protocol specification. This release wants to rectify that.
The documentation is more or less as we have used it internally to communicate inside the team, which means that some documentation is missing simply because everyone on the team knew what it was about. If something is unclear, let us know in the comments.
One of the reasons we are releasing right now, is that other browser makers have started discussing how to do remote debugging. Since the very start we have focused specifically on this, so we want to share our experience and ideas with everyone else.
Our next release will be a public build of Opera using STP/1, together with tools to help you get started with communication through STP/1.
Enjoy the read!