[Qgis-developer] The improved Plugin Installer is ready

Tim Sutton tim at linfiniti.com
Tue Jun 10 10:45:09 EDT 2008


Can I suggest that instead of harcodimg colours you rather use the
colours from qapplication::palette so that your dialog honours the
users desktop envirpnment?



On 6/10/08, Borys Jurgiel <borys at wolf.most.org.pl> wrote:
>>   Only if you think lime-green on a zebra-stripe grey table looks great!
>> I just started the plugin and there were a lot of 'New' plugins in the
>> repos, and so I had a huge block of bright lime-green - nearly put me
>> off my breakfast! Now I've restarted it the plugins aren't flagged as
>> 'new' anymore, just 'not installed', so the dialog is a bit tamer now.
> I told it needs some faceliftings ;) So the green will be darker, the status
> labels will be replaced with icons and the "new" status will be disabled in
> case of the first time use (it should be done now, my fault). Glad to see
> these sugestions!
>>   While I'm being critical (I'm saving the praise for later) the
>> Description fields are often way too long for the width of a screen.
>> Where is this text coming from, because it's not the description()
>> function in __init__.py which is usually short enough? I'd make that
>> field in the dialog into the description() text and put the longer help
>> text into a tooltip box that pops up on hovering.
> This is given from the repo XML file. Exactly the same way, as it was in the
> old Installer version. Only if the plugin is available only locally (so is
> classified as an "orphan"), the desctipion is given from the module method.
> You're right, the module internal description is usually shorter, so I'll
> use
> it if available, thought I think the both descriptions might be the same...
> Also the plugin name is rather rarely the same in the repository and in the
> module method, so for all installed plugins the Installer always use the
> name
> given from the installed module, not from the repo. The same is with
> mismatching version numbers. I think it's the most clear way.
>>   But otherwise, niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice :)
> thanks :)
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