|Text from this version of Software extension was copied or moved into Plug-in (computing) with this edit. The former page's history now serves to provide attribution for that content in the latter page, and it must not be deleted so long as the latter page exists. The former page's talk page can be accessed at Talk:Software extension.|
|This article was nominated for merging with Software extension in the past. The result of the discussion was 'merge'.|
|WikiProject Software / Computing||(Rated C-class, High-importance)|
I've removed a statement to the effect that plugins usually run in a sandbox, because I'm pretty sure it isn't true. If anyone wants to add it back in, I think we should include a source for it. I note that most of the information here is unsourced, which is possibly something that needs attention. JulesH 10:20, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
Java Based GUI for OV-operations
User Interface to operate OVO functionality.
Independent of Operators Workstation. It is alternate way to Motif-GUI or platform specific commands to operate OVO.
Plug-in X Software extension
Plugin as a Design Pattern
Martin Fowler describes a plugin design pattern in his book Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture. A brief description of it can be found here.
Plugins or Plug-ins?
Shouldn't it be "Plug-in"? The arcticle says the term was coined as "plug-in". Also, webster and other sources list "plug-in" as a word, but not "plugin". jprikkel
I found no entry for "plug-in" in Webster's New World College Dictionary. Interestingly, Google and Wikipedia both direct users to "plugin". I am writing a style guide for my company and am trying to discover an industry standard. The old Microsoft Manual of Style (1998) says that (in Internet usage) "plug-in" should be used only to refer to Netscape-specific components. picaraza 18:43, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
- "Interestingly, Google and Wikipedia both direct users to 'plugin'"? Wrongggg. Google does not, at least not today. As for Wikipee, that's mere circular reasoning. If the title of this article were changed to "Plug-in", then with one more keystroke, WP would be made to redirect "plugin" seekers to "plug-in". Kkken (talk) 18:35, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
"Plug-in" [noun] according to Merriam-Webster dictionary is 1) something that plugs in; 2) a small piece of software that supplements a larger program (as a browser). On the other hand, "plugin" is a verb and is defined in MW as [intransitive verb]: to establish an electric circuit by inserting a plug, and [transitive verb]: to attach or connect to an electric receptacle (as an outlet). In almost all the related academic papers, "Plug-in" is used to refer to the concept that this page describes here (e.g., check "Plug-in" and "Plugin" in http://scholar.google.com and count the papers that used this word in their titles). Therefore I support changing it to "Plug-in" instead. Roozbeh Farahbod 23:36, 30 November 2006 (UTC)
- The conversation seems to have died out some time ago, but the title hasn't been changed to "Plug-in" yet. How come? Kkken (talk) 18:35, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
I set off the examples in the first paragraph in a bulleted list, to make it a little easier to read for the less technically inclined. I need a definition to refer to when I'm writing for a novice audience, and this one is perfect. (Also corrected a few typos/misspellings here and there.) threecoyote
I added some clarification between main program and application. I also listed the independant nature of the main application on its plugins. jprikkel
"Pluginbrery" is a concept that is found only on this page and wikipedia-derived websites. Added here by an anon user. Can anyone provide any other links to the term. Jay 07:18, 4 Mar 2004 (UTC)
I have deleted the "Pluginbrery" section. It can always be put back if it turns out to be right after all. Ldo 07:53, 27 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Thought I'd mention HyperCard as possibly the first instance of the concept. Certainly the first well-known instance of the concept. Ldo 06:54, 27 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Think it would be worth it to create an entry for a list of programs that expose plugin interfaces? --Darkain Dragoon 23:05, 30 November 2005 (UTC)
"Pluginbrery" is rather a allencompassing term--asydwaters 06:10, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
What is a "snap-in"? It's referenced as a subset of 'add-on', but it's never defined and there's no article here by that name. --JBSegal 08:11, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
classic mac os desk acessories
A I recall, Desk Acessories (DAs) for the early Macintoshes were not just small simple user programs, they were actually plug-ins for the Finder. As plug-ins for Hypercard are mentioned and this was an earler instance on the same platform it might make sense to mention this first. Also, it strikes me as an interesting way of applying the technology as Classic Mac DAs were quite varied in terms of pupose and complexity. Some were comparable to application software.
- I would not think so. There is no corresponding page on Wikipedia, AFAICT. Additionally, a DeeperWeb search returns pages that are mostly from the EMACS knowledge space. I believe that if you are using EMACS, you don't need a general encyclopedic section entry on plug-ins and EMACS. Former Big Iron Guy (talk) 21:08, 25 July 2011 (UTC)