In Actuate BIRT technology, an extension used by the Eclipse development environment. At run time, Eclipse scans its plug-in subdirectory to discover any extensions to the platform. Eclipse places the information about each extension in a registry, using lazy load to access the extension.
A software program that extends the capabilities of a web browser. For example, a plug-in gives you the ability to play audio samples or video movies.
Related terms
Actuate BIRT technology, Eclipse, extension, lazy load, run time
Contrast with
Eclipse Plug-in Development Environment (PDE)

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