[Qgis-developer] least surprise, or: which terms should be used?

Werner Macho werner.macho at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 03:15:28 EDT 2011

Hmm - for german translations grid is - as well as raster - translated 
as Raster .. so there should be no Problem ..
For the english version:
What about leaving grid as grid whenever it is used in SAGA-Modules (so 
you know that you are using a SAGA-Module) and using raster as usual in 
all other places?
Don't know if thats a good idea ..
Or write grid/raster when it is used in SAGA-Modules ..

just as some suggestions ..


Am 19.08.2011 08:49, schrieb Paolo Cavallini:
> Hi all.
> Thanks to Camilo, the analytical framework is now working, and many SAGA modules can
> be run smoothly from QGIS. See:
> https://github.com/polymeris/qgis/wiki/Module-Support
> https://github.com/polymeris/qgis/wiki/Tested-Modules
> Still several important things to do, but the structure is in place.
> Now we have to think about human interface. One thing is: which terms should be used?
> SAGA uses "grid", whereas QGIS uses "raster". To me, the idea is to have a consistent
> GUI in QGIS, so better use the QGIS terms not to scare off our users, but this could
> be confusing for previous SAGA users. I see this as a minor problema, but I may be wrong.
> Your comments will be appreciated.
> All the best.

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