[Kde-imaging] kdeextragear-libs-1/kipi-plugins [POSSIBLY UNSAFE]
Jesper K. Pedersen
blackie at blackie.dk
Sun May 2 21:18:25 CEST 2004
On Sunday 02 May 2004 21:07, Aurelien Gateau wrote:
| Le dimanche 2 Mai 2004 20:47, vous avez écrit :
| > | > | > Plugins the user downloads himself from the net can host apps not
| > | > | > do anything about - how should it know about these - on the other
| > | > | > hand. If the user downloads them, then he knows explicit about
| > | > | > it.
| > | > | >
| > | > | > | Aurélien, currently wondering if KIPI is such a good thing
| > | > | > | after all
| > | > | >
| > | > | > Why is that?
| > | > |
| > | > | Same thing as always: just look at the Digikam plugin list. Can you
| > | > | name one of them which could not be implemented as a separate
| > | > | binary? What do we really gain with plugins?
| > | > | I see only one thing: getting the plugin to automatically appear in
| > | > | the app menu. This could be achieved with little pain with
| > | > | binaries. On the other hand, plugins force you to extend your
| > | > | application in C++: one can't easily write plugins in Python, Perl,
| > | > | Ruby or whatever easier language.
| > | >
| > | > Well you would then have to have a lot of communication with the app,
| > | > I mean the host app and the plugin-app would need to communicate
| > | > about changes in selection etc - thats gotta be really ugly.
| > |
| > | I don't see why any communication is needed since at present (and I
| > | doubt it will change) all plugins are modal dialogs which process a
| > | list of images. This could easily be done just by calling a program
| > | with the list of images as parameters.
| > Well first of all, there are plugins which use more than just the URL for
| > the app, second I'm sure we will see more in the future.
| Well, I guess you're right. Still it's a pity not to be able to extend host
| apps using other programming langage.
| > I foresee plugins which will help say a slideshow go from one image to
| > the next - similar to a screen saver or a slide show in KPresenter.
| > These plugins may get two images to do the transaction or or something
| > like that.
| I don't see what you mean here.
Think of KPresenter, its possible to specify that one screen should merge into
another in a number of ways.
Imagine say kimdaba had similar facilities for its slide show, then it would
be obvious to make it possible to develop new ways of page changes using
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