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May 13, 2005, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Many developers are attracted to the Eclipse platform because its core capability can be extended by additional features. Eclipse provides a well-defined mechanism for this extension ability. Every aspect of Eclipse is contained in a plug-in, and plug-ins can dynamically extend other plug-ins, as well as define extension points that allow other plug-ins to extend them. The plug-in itself defines the type of function that can be provided via these extensions, and not the basic Eclipse infrastructure. For example, the extension can be as simple as a new entry in a pop-up menu, or as comprehensive as a completely new type of project, or a series of editors and views..."

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