[Kst] [Bug 135440] New: Crash when a plugin is missing

Nicolas Brisset nicolas.brisset at eurocopter.com
Wed Oct 11 10:20:57 CEST 2006

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           Summary: Crash when a plugin is missing
           Product: kst
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: unspecified
        OS/Version: Solaris
            Status: NEW
          Severity: crash
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kst kde org
        ReportedBy: nicolas.brisset eurocopter com

Version:           1.3.1_devel (using KDE 3.4.0, compiled sources)
Compiler:          gcc version 3.4.3
OS:                SunOS (sun4u) release 5.8

Imagine the following scenario (which just happened !): a group of people is working on a project and using kst to analyze data. Someone writes a custom plugin and uses it in a (shared) .kst file. Once he has interesting results, he informs someone else and forgets to mention/send the plugin. The second user tries to load the .kst file and gets a bad crash, without understanding why since it worked just the day before when the new plugin wasn't used.
Of course, the new plugin can be made available to other users, but I think it would be nicer if kst didn't crash in such a case.

To reproduce, just create a .kst file using any available plugin, then change the plugin name in the .kst file by hand and reload it (or alternatively, uninstall the plugin before reloading)

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