Writing plugins as an introduction to KDE

KDE Contributor and Developer Conference

2004 KDE Community World Summit

Speaker: Brad Hards

Language: English

Talk is scheduled for: Sunday, 22nd of August 2004, 14:00 - 15:00


Check the Schedule for an overview of all talks during this conference.


While KDE is undeniably a large project, there are still some very useful tasks that can be done without needing to be fully conversant with a large code base. This talk will provide an introduction to developing small plug-ins that can improve the user experience.

The main part of the talk will be about developing KFile meta-data plug-ins, based on a tutorial by Brad, with a quick overview of KImgIO plug-ins towards the end of the talk.

The talk will be targeted at less experienced developers, and those who are looking at getting started in KDE with a smaller project.

About Brad Hards

Brad Hards

Brad Hards is the Technical Director for Sigma Bravo, a small professional services company in Canberra. In addition to Linux, his technical focii include aircraft system integration and certification, GPS and electronic warfare. He has previously written for Linux Journal (on Ethereal, and on the kernel's input subsystem), has spoken at linux.conf.au (on USB and zeroconf networking) and Linux Kongress(on USB) and was the author of the Linux USB Guide. He is a relative newcomer to KDE, and has a strong interest in how best to introduce prospective co-developers (especially, but not only, coders) into KDE.


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