[Qgis-developer] Unloading and reloading of plugins
Ricardo Filipe Soares Garcia da
ricardo.garcia.silva at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 10:36:25 EST 2010
Hooray for this improvement!
As a newbie trying to build a plugin (and making endless mistakes) I
was tired of restarting qgis all the time.
Thanks a lot
I think that it would be a good idea to have this functionality in the
GUI incorporated as a plugin for python developpers. This way it would
be cleaner for normal users, who probably don't have the need to
reload plugins, so they can do without one more button or menu in the
GUI. This plugin could also be enhanced in the future, if the need
arises, to incorporate other utilities to speed up dev'ing.
It would also be nice if the plugin manager used this new this
feature, this way when a plugin gets updated it won't be necessary to
On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Anne Ghisla <a.ghisla at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 16:11 +0100, Martin Dobias wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> today I've added support for complete unloading and reloading of
>> python plugins (r12690). So from now developers creating python
>> plugins won't have to restart every time they do some changes.
>> Instead, in qgis python console they can type:
>> ... and the plugin gets removed completely and started again (using
>> fresh source files).
> Well done Martin! this is for sure a long-time awaited functionality.
>> It would be good to have this functionality available somewhere in the
>> GUI. Any hints where it should go? Or there could be a simple plugin
>> for developers that would trigger the reload... It would be even
>> possible to monitor changes in plugins source code periodically and
>> ask user to reload the modified plugins if any changes are detected,
>> check this site for insipiration:
> IMHO, a good place can be in Plugins menu, after Manage Plugins:
> something like
> Reload > All plugins / the list of all loaded plugins so that one can
> pick up just one
> the automagic detection of updates can be fine too. But I'd prefer the
> manual way.
> my 2c, and thanks again,
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