Understanding & Coding the KParts Component Architecture

The IBM developerWorks article by David Faure discusses KParts, an architecture for graphical components, found in KDE, the KDE. KParts allows applications requiring the same functionality to share a component by embedding the graphical component into the application’s window. The article also compares KParts with other component models, such as CORBA, and describes the main concepts used in KParts, including actions, plug-ins, part managers, and GUI merging.