[Qgis-developer] Python plugin development

Martin Dobias wonder.sk at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 12:07:29 EDT 2008

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 9:51 PM, Tim Sutton <tim at linfiniti.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I wonder if it would be feasible to make another control that fetches a list
> of repos from a central page (even parsing out the wiki page could work) and
> then once you have selected  a repository, it will fetch a list of available
> plugins from that repo. I was trying to add Carsons famous manageR plugin to
> qgis today and didnt know where to find it (I didnt have time to do a search
> for it on wiki etc) and it sure would be nice to be able to serenipitously
> find plugins beyond the official qgis repo but from within the plugin
> manager. Of course there may be bad security implications to this and at
> some stage we should contemplate this a bit more deeply - installing a
> python plugin means you are essentially downloading and running arbitary
> code and running it with all your user credentials which could be a very bad
> thing indeed security wise...


I've also thought about this possibility. It would be great if there
was a list of repositories at some fixed URL under QGIS homepage, I
can think of a simple XML file. This sounds much better that parsing
the repos from wiki. Is this feasible?


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