Extension Manager support various types of extensions.

Generic

Those are the various states each type of extension can have inside XWiki.

Core: readonly extension loaded by the application server (generlaly coming from the XWiki WAR or provided by the application server itself)
Local: all extensions that were downloaded at some point and kept in a special local folder of extenions
Installed: local extensions which are actually installed and usable in the XWiki instance

Typed

Those are typed extensions for which a special handler and related tools are provided to deal with the differences (how to actually install it, etc.).

JAR: extensions associated with a Java JAR file
XAR: XWiki packages containing wiki pages
WebJar: Java JAR files but containing web resources (JS/CSS/Less)
empty: extensions without any associated file

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