[Qgis-developer] Plugins unification. Was: native file dialogs
carson.farmer at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 18:08:39 EDT 2009
Borys (et al.),
These plugin issues were something that I was hoping to discuss at the
Perhaps we (the community) should come up with some (more) suggestions
that we can
discuss/finalize at the hackfest?
> Dne středa 07 října 2009 19:57:13 Paolo Cavallini napsal(a):
>> John C. Tull ha scritto:
>>> That would be great to get more ui consistency in the application. It
>>> can be confusing at times with different types of dialogs popping up.
>> Right. BTW, more consistency would also be good among plugins: not only
>> file dialogs, but adding to canvas, remembering last path etc. are often
>> different. Would it be difficult to write guidelines and ask py devs to
>> follow them? Thanks.
> You're abolutely right. Probably all we need is to choose the best practice
> from all the existing already and adjust another plugins to this one. So the
> most important points are:
> 1. Cleaning up the two possible behaviours:
> -a plugin creates a new shapefile and asks for adding it to the canvas
> -a plugin creates only a memory layer and adds it to the canvas
> 2. Choosing common Settings keys for storing last used:
> - input directory,
> - output directory,
> - input encoding,
> - output encoding (they should differ as one can often open windows-encoded
> dbfs and want to save them in utf)
> - postgres connection
> - spatialite connection
> - surely something more
> 3. Plugin categories and grouping in menus and toolbars (should be discussed,
> especially integrating all the datasource plugins with the native 'File'
> toolbar and the 'Layer' dropdown menu)
> 4. Some kind of unified look and feel of plugin dialogs.
> 5. What more?
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Carson J. Q. Farmer
ISSP Doctoral Fellow
National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG),
National University of Ireland, Maynooth,
Email: Carson.Farmer at gmail.com
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