"Extension" vs. "Plugin

Guy Pyrzak guy.pyrzak at gmail.com
Sat Apr 12 00:41:06 UTC 2008

I personally prefer the term 'plugin' but that's just because it makes sense
to me (i even call firefox extensions plugins) but since it says Extension
in CVS then I agree, call it what it says it is in the CVS. But I don't
think we can stop people from referring it to whatever they want. So yes for
now on, if someone talks about plug-ins, we should correct them with the
word "extension".


On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Max Kanat-Alexander <mkanat at bugzilla.org>

>        Sometimes we call extensions "Extensions" and sometimes we call
> them "Plugins". Since the directory in CVS is already called
> "extensions", I propose that we just always call them "Extensions" and
> stop using the word "plugin" to describe extensions.
>        The word "Extension" is already familiar to Firefox users
> anyhow, and I don't see any reason why we shouldn't use it.
>        -Max
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