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From Sachin Patel <>
Subject Re: [CONSENSUS] Default plugin site (was Re: Frustrations of a Release Manager)
Date Sat, 26 Aug 2006 12:30:39 GMT
Plugins is becoming such a general term now days, I think the only  
real way to distinguish the overlap is through education and good  
documentation, not by renaming the technologies which I think would  
add further confusion.

On Aug 24, 2006, at 5:13 PM, Paul McMahan wrote:

> As for your second point about Geronimo plugins vs. the Geronimo
> Eclipse plugin terminology, I totally agree with you that this will be
> confusing to end users.  Actually since Geronimo decided to introduce
> the concept of plugins I have started to notice how many other types
> of software besides Eclipse also use that term.  My browser, for
> example, just told me that "Additional plugins are required to display
> all the media on this page".  I was using a Macromedia product that
> also complained that I needed a plugin. etc. I don't have any specific
> ideas on how to avoid confusing users about the terminology overlap,
> other than to make sure that Geronimo's Eclipse plugin is listed at
> the appropriate site :-)


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