Providing file meta-data support with KFile plugin
"This tutorial is about writing a meta-data plugins for KDE. It might help to explain what I mean by meta-data, and also what I mean by a plugin.
Meta-data is a unfortunately a bit of a buzzword term, but in relation to some data (for example, a JPEG encoded digital photograph), it means some additional data describing that data (for example, the camera settings that were used to take the image). The terms meta-information and meta-info have equivalent meaning.
In KDE, a plugin is a dynamically loaded library that provides certain functionality over a well defined (and often quite restrictive) interface. That may not mean much - don't worry though, since it will become more apparent later."
(Submitted by Noel Sun May 16, 2004 )
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