Plugins vs Extensions
- From: Evandro Fernandes Giovanini <efgiovanini gmail com>
- To: GNOME Desktop Development List <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Plugins vs Extensions
- Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 02:31:55 -0200
a lot of GNOME modules can have their functionality extended by third
party code, through extensions or plugins. The interface to enable and
disable them is different on most applications.
For example, Evolution has an Edit -> Plugins window, Gedit uses a tab
in the preferences dialog and Epiphany uses the Tools -> Extensions
menu. There are several other modules as well as third party
The Evolution method has been adopted by some third party applications,
and seems to be the most common.
I was hoping the name (extension vs plugin) as well as the interface to
enable/disable them could be standardized for the Desktop 2.20 release.
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