Review Request 119079: Add utility function for loading all plugins from a given dir + easy accessor for metadata

Alexander Richardson arichardson.kde at
Sun Aug 24 12:13:42 UTC 2014

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Review request for KDE Frameworks.

Repository: kcoreaddons


- Add new class KPluginMetaData

This class simplifies reading the metadata from a qt plugin by providing
type-safe accessor functions for known keys. It is meant as a
replacment for KPluginInfo for applications that do not need all the
features provided by KService.

- Add functions for loading all plugins from a given directory

KPluginLoader::findPlugins() can generally be used as a replacement for

- Adapt jsonplugin metadata to the format used by KPluginMetaData

- Add a unit test for KPluginLoader::instantiatePlugins()

- Add a unit test for KPluginMetaData

- Improve KPluginLoader unit test

This adds a test for KPluginLoader::forEachPlugin() and also adds a
test using a relative path for KPluginLoader::instantiatePlugins()


  autotests/CMakeLists.txt 75d12932b36fcfe4ae1d538176ef9f85f60f15dd 
  autotests/jsonplugin.json d86fad49e5d074762d70282b3ace4bf3e6db58df 
  autotests/jsonplugin2.h PRE-CREATION 
  autotests/jsonplugin2.cpp PRE-CREATION 
  autotests/jsonplugin2.json PRE-CREATION 
  autotests/kpluginloadertest.cpp c8225c02de3a64cae29d88954700dbc6f03ff1b0 
  autotests/kpluginmetadatatest.cpp PRE-CREATION 
  src/lib/CMakeLists.txt 26eb5a1d4d56742a3395ba2645290bea15aee181 
  src/lib/plugin/kpluginloader.h 0b7a53d3b879cec1d755b849d9d8c640d251a379 
  src/lib/plugin/kpluginloader.cpp 9b3c5b6aec537b03b0d8341b33f6f4d7a76c8344 
  src/lib/plugin/kpluginmetadata.h PRE-CREATION 
  src/lib/plugin/kpluginmetadata.cpp PRE-CREATION 



Added a unit test

Should easily allow loading all plugins from a given directory without needing kbuildsycoca


Alexander Richardson

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