Metabar Upgrade 0.9

Henri Schomäcker hs at
Sat Sep 1 10:18:38 CEST 2007

Name: Metabar Upgrade
Version: 0.9
Type: KDE Improvement
Depend: KDE 3.5.x
License: GPL
More Info:

 When using  metabar 0.8 I missed a few features
which I added to the source code.

The added functionality enables you to decide,
which meta-information should be shown immediately
and which should be only shown when unfolding the
extra-metadata folders.
So if you're a music-freak, you may directly see
artist, album and bitrate of your MP3s or I let it
show title, subject and comment of my PDF files. -
Take a look at the screenshots.

Because the authors of metabar informed me that
they will not maintain the 0.8 metabar version any
more, I put my little work up here for you to

The features are:

1) By an additional theme configuration file
"important_meta_keywords.cfg" may be configured by
the user which meta-data will be shown for each
datatype under the Information headline if a file
is selected.

2) To let the user also see the not translated
metadata-keys for configuring the metabar, an
additional configuration option "Show meta info
keys" was added to the configuration dialog.
When this option is turned on, the original names
of the meta-info-attributes are shown to let the
user edit the "important_meta_keywords.cfg"
configuration-file and give him/her the required
names to do this.

3) Added a new CSS-class to format/indent the
info-items in the template's stylesheets per

4) An additional checkbox "Enable CSS-Class
infoitem" has been added to the configuration
dialog to let users, who's default.css does not
have ul.infoitem in it, show their themes like

5) Another additional checkbox "Fold permissions &
access" has been added to the configuration
dialog. If this is not checked, filerights &
permissions are always visible and not foldable
any more.

How to install:
Extract the files and simply copy them over the
original source files in the kdeaddons
/konq-plugins/sidebar/metabar/src/ directory.
Now compile and install.

If you use Gentoo, you may follow this instruction
if you like:
# FEATURES="keeptemp keepwork" emerge kdeaddons
When configure has finished, kill the process with
ctrl-c and copy the files from metabar-ubgrade to
Now type...
# FEATURES="keeptemp keepwork" emerge kdeaddons
...and you're done.

Also added to the package is a slightly edited
"Blue-Fade" theme as an example  which you should
install afterwards.

Have fun

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