[GRASS-dev] External providers in QGIS

Paolo Cavallini cavallini at faunalia.it
Thu Feb 8 08:53:10 PST 2018

Il 08/02/2018 15:49, Nikos Alexandris ha scritto:
> * Moritz Lennert <mlennert at club.worldonline.be> [2018-02-08 15:20:14
> +0100]:
>> On 08/02/18 15:08, Nikos Alexandris wrote:
>>> I guess, there are numerous cases like this one. What would,
>>> effectively, mean a removal of external providers (in this case GRASS
>>> GIS)?
>> Let's make it clear once and for all: noone is speaking about the
>> complete removal of external providers. The issue is where, how and by
>> whom they should be maintained, i.e. within the QGIS core code base,
>> or as plugins.
> Thank you the heads-up Moritz.

true, but removal from core would mean the external plugin has to be
created, maintained, tested, and documented by someone. If this is
missing, the external plugin simply wil not appear. This is what
happened with R. Once a provider is out and unmaintained, it becomes
less visible, and less likely to attract attention. The work to bring it
back to life, with all the above, will be much higher than when in core,
and increasing over time.
All the best.

Paolo Cavallini - www.faunalia.eu
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