[Kst] [Bug 68074] New: priority of data sources

Andrew Walker arwalker at sumusltd.com
Wed Nov 12 22:59:36 CET 2003

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           Summary: priority of data sources
           Product: kst
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: RedHat RPMs
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kst at kde.org
        ReportedBy: arwalker at sumusltd.com

Version:           0.92 (using KDE KDE 3.1)
Installed from:    RedHat RPMs
OS:          Linux

There may be situations in which more than one of the KstDataSource plugins is willing to try and read in a given datafile, based on the filename, format, etc.

It might be advantageous to add an out parameter to the "understands" function such that a KstDataSource can indicate its level of certainty that it does understand a particular file. (e.g. UNDERSTAND_DEFINITE, UNDERSTAND_POSSIBLE, UNDERSTAND_WILL_GIVE_IT_A_GO) This parameter could then be used to select the best suited KstDataSource. All else being equal the first KstDataSource queried will be assigned the file.

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