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* @author aphillips
s to whoever is asking, typically
. The plugin provider is not responsible for integrating the plugins into the platform. It's only role is to render plugin definitions,
s. A plugin provider might load plugin definitions from an xml file, or a properties file. You might also create a plugin provider that creates plugins programmatically. It won't matter what mechanism you use to define your plugins so long as you implement
s defined by this plugin provider. These plugins have not been initialized or registered within the platform at this point.
sessionthe current session
PlatformPluginRegistrationExceptionif there is a problem looking for plugins
public List<IPlatformPlugin> getPlugins(IPentahoSession session) throws PlatformPluginRegistrationException;