[Qgis-developer] installing QGIS and PyQGIS (on windows)

Martin Dobias wonder.sk at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 13:51:59 EDT 2007

On 10/13/07, Gary Sherman <sherman at mrcc.com> wrote:
> On Oct 13, 2007, at 7:25 AM, Martin Dobias wrote:
> > 1. without python: an option for many people who are not interested in
> > the python stuff, smaller package
> >
> > 2. with python: this package would check for presence of python and
> > pyqt4 - and if not found, it will offer download and installation of
> > these pieces of software. once the dependencies are fulfilled, it will
> > install QGIS with python support.
> >
> > What do you think?
> I think we pretty much came to that conclusion last night on IRC

Ah ok, didn't know that :-)

> > For next version of QGIS I plan to resolve these problems by moving
> > all python-related functionality to a plugin, so in case of troubles
> > just the plugin won't load itself but the rest of QGIS will work well.
> > I also plan to improve the support by allowing more paths for plugins,
> > better console and possibly easier plugin installation.
> I would like to see an RFC on this just so we know what the
> ramifications are. There
> is a lot of PyQGIS development going so we should move forward
> carefully.

Okay, I can prepare RFC for that. But don't be afraid, it won't bring
any changes that would break anything. Basically that will just mean
that some pieces of code will be pushed from qgis app to a plugin and
slightly improved.

> There is also work under way on the PyQGIS repository for plugins and
> an automatic installer
> (discover, download, and install). This is all being done if Python.

Can you tell me a bit more about it?


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