[Qgis-developer] Re: [Qgis-user] Updated GdalTools
brush.tyler at gmail.com
Sun May 16 18:15:27 EDT 2010
On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 10:59 PM, Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it>wrote:
> On Sun, 16 May 2010 15:07:40 -0500, William Kyngesburye
> <woklist at kyngchaos.com> wrote:
> > On May 16, 2010, at 2:41 PM, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
> >> On Sun, 16 May 2010 13:38:04 -0500, William Kyngesburye
> >> <woklist at kyngchaos.com> wrote:
> >>> I didn't request it directly (just a general request of plugin
> >> developers),
> >>> but did you add a configuration option to set the path to the GDAL
> >>> programs? Applications (ie QGIS) on OS X don't get anything from the
> >> shell
> >>> environment, like the PATH, and so won't find the GDAL programs in the
> >> GDAL
> >>> framework (and on older systems for those that compile a non-framework
> >>> GDAL, /usr/local/bin is not in the default PATH).
> >>> There is a hidden mechanism to add environment variables to
> >>> applications,
> >>> but most OSX users won't know about it, and there is no built-in way to
> >>> configure it (just a 3rd-party pref pane).
> >> Hi William.
> >> I recently realized this, during one of our courses. I would be happy of
> >> fixing this, but I haven't a clue on how to do so. If you can send us a
> >> patch (or suggest us a method), we'll be glad of applying it.
> >> All the best.
> > Just a general idea on the programming side. I'd say, by default, do
> > nothing (as it is). For the user to set it, use a folder selection
> > to select the folder. Add the var (PATH) + value to the environment
> > sure to add to PATH if already set). I don't know if it's something that
> > you would want to set once when Qgis starts (could interfere with other
> > plugins in a complex environment?) or each time one of the plugin
> > are used (and unset when done).
> > Can plugins have preferences that can be configured in the Qgis
> > dialog or do they have to roll their own (you'd have to figure that out
> > then)?
> Do not know: Giuseppe, any idea?
I'm not sure I understood.
GdalTools is not the only tool which uses GDAL libs. So I think it could
be a more general problem.
In this case it's QGis app that have to resolve this issue.
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