[Qgis-psc] python plugins (was: dxf2Shp plugin)
tim at linfiniti.com
Fri Mar 28 15:47:38 EDT 2008
I have a different take on this. Im not really a fan of distributing
python plugins as they introduce all kinds of new packaging and
installation headaches and in many cases introduce arbitary new
dependencies. I prefer to adopt an approach where when someone whips
up a python plugin that proves useful, convert it to c++ and introduce
it to core.
Until 1.0 goes out however my feeling is that we should let the python
repo kinda do its own thing and establish a life of its own, while we
focus on the core goals of getting 1.0 browser functionality stable.
Then in the 2.0 cycle we can take a considered approach to building a
set of spatial analysis tools natively to QGIS core.
Just my 2c
2008/3/28, Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it>:
> Gary Sherman ha scritto:
> > In general, I'm not in favor of adding python plugins to core and here
> > is why. They are generally developed by individuals not on the
> > development team. When a plugin gets added to core, we have to support
> > it. Already there have been support requests for third-party plugins. I
> > prefer to keep core plugins to a minimum and expand the plugin
> > repository concept as has been discussed on the mailing lists.
> > Please let me know your position. I'm afraid if we end up with a bunch
> > of core plugins that none of us are familiar with it just adds to the
> > support burden and takes away resoures from our core mission.
> Another possibility is to lure developers of important plugins (I'm
> thinking of geoprocessing for instance) int the core team. I believe
> more and more essential development will go to plugins, so I do not
> think it will be feasible for long to keep all this wealth out of the
> core distribution, and asking users to install them separately.
> Futhermore, in multi-users environment having to install plugins for
> every user is cumbersome and wasteful.
> Anyway, I agree to keep out of core the plugins that we cannot maintain.
> Paolo Cavallini, see: http://www.faunalia.it/pc
> Noi ci troviamo con parecchie difficoltà con NGI http://www.ngi.it/
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