Public and Private Api Plugins Folder

Fuzuku's picture

I've read that public API and private API plugins go in different folders in order to work.

My question is, how can you tell the difference between the two?

Also, this forum I see hasn't had much interaction in the past weeks, does somebody knows of a forum with more participation?

I'm running Mountain Lion 10.8

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smokris's picture
Re: Public and Private Api Plugins Folder

Hi, @Fuzuku.

To check whether a plugin is public or private API:

  • Right-click on the plugin and select "Show Package Contents"
  • Open the "Contents" folder
  • Open Info.plist
    • If the property list has a key called QCPlugInClasses, it is a public API plugin.
    • If the property list has a key called GFPlugIn, it is a private API plugin.

Fuzuku's picture
Re: Public and Private Api Plugins Folder

   Thanks smokris, I see it now, it would have taken me quite some time and some luck to find that out without the reply.