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Add a new desktop plugin

To add support for a new application on the desktop you need to create a server sync plugin. You will need to create an instance of the QDServerSyncPlugin class and register it. It may be useful to examine the skeleton example found in examples/qd_sync_plugin. For a working example you can examine the Outlook project at src/qtopiadesktop/plugins/outlook.

You need to register one plugin for each dataset. If you are planning on supporting multiple datasets you may want to have a common class that inherits QDServerSyncPlugin and implements the common tasks. This is the approach taken by the Outlook project. Since Qtopia Sync Agent allows multiple plugins to be embedded in a project you do not need to take any additional steps to package multiple plugins.

The datasets supported by the reference implementation are documented in Datasets. If you intend to support a new dataset you should read Add a new dataset.

See also Integration Tasks.


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