[postgis-devel] Shapefile to PostGIS Importer

Paul Ramsey pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
Wed Dec 16 19:57:18 PST 2009

I'm not actually that wedded to not changing the loader/dumper
mid-stream. It's not something that other system components depend
upon, unlike SQL signatures and so on, so I think we can reasonably
work on that part of the code base pretty agressively.

Another piece that needs work is a GUI take on the dumper, in
particular one that takes a table as as commandline parameter (I'm
thinking here of what running within at PgAdmin plugin context would
look like.

For 2.0 I'd like to look at swapping to another widget set. QT or
WxWindows. I'm not so impressed with how well GTK+ is being maintained
on non-Linux hosts.


On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 7:31 PM, Mark Leslie <mark.leslie at lisasoft.com> wrote:
> I'm chasing a bit of work to improve the gui import tool and I'm looking for
> some feedback.  I'm thrilled to see how much has been completed in the last
> few months, but there are three things I'd like to get in.
> The first is to add the drop/append/create/prepare options.  Was there a
> reason these were left off the gui?
> Second is drag-n-drop capability for selecting files.  This is really my big
> win here, but I'm still digging through docs to sort out how that's going to
> work.
> The third is a batch import capability.  This was actually off my radar
> until Paul pointed me at QGIS' import tool, which is slick enough emulate.
>  Once I actually get the time, I'll put my hand to some screen mocks.
> I'm also not expecting to get a contract signed before christmas, so this
> work is likely to happen after the 1.5 release, assuming the roadmap speaks
> true.  The batch import is really the only thing on my list that feels like
> it should not be in a point release, since it's a user facing change in
> functionality.  That then pushes these changes back to 2.0.  Does it make
> sense to assume I will be working towards 2.0, and just backporting the
> first two bits?
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