[REVIEW] Move KFilePreviewGenerator to kdelibs

Peter Penz peter.penz at gmx.at
Tue Sep 23 12:12:21 BST 2008


I'd like to move the class KFilePreviewGenerator from Dolphin into 
kdelibs/kfile on Monday the 29th of September.

Q: What does the class do?
A: It creates previews for file items. Additionally it checks the clipboard 
for cut items and takes care to mark the cut items visually.

Q: Which other applications beside Dolphin will use this class?
A: Rafael Fernández López will patch the file-dialog for KDE 4.2, so that 
inline previews are possible again like in KDE 3.x. Fredrik Höglund will 
include KFilePreviewGenerator into the FolderView plasmoid for KDE 4.2.

Q: Has the class been tested in "real-life"? Yes, it is used since KDE 4.0 in 
Dolphin (it was called IconManager and has been renamed to 
KFilePreviewGenerator after a discussion with Aaron).

The sources are available at:

Please let me know if there are some objections or suggestions for 
improvement. Thanks!


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