kfilemetainfo using strigi

Jos van den Oever jvdoever at gmail.com
Sun Jan 14 09:00:34 GMT 2007

2007/1/11, Jos van den Oever <jvdoever at gmail.com>:
> This came up on this list before but now it serious!
> I'd like to start work on kfilemetainfo so that it uses the Strigi
> classes to extract metadata from files. Intially this will be done by
> extracting this data on the fly, later the code will be able to get
> the data from the Strigi index if it was indexed.
> As a start I'd like to change the api so that streams are passed to
> the extractor which uses libstreamindexer to get data out. The class
> FilePlugin will go, because Strigi provides similar loadable plugins.
> I've looked for implementations of this class and found only two in
> kdelibs and kdebase. There is a Nepomuk metadata provider that can be
> used in Strigi [1], so metadata from Nepomuk will also be provided by
> the new KFileMetaInfo.
> What would be a good place to do this branch?

The kdelibs branch for adding strigi to kmetafileinfo is now at


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