[Qgis-developer] proxys, WMS and plugin installer

Marco Hugentobler marco.hugentobler at karto.baug.ethz.ch
Tue Jan 6 03:48:48 EST 2009

Hi QGIS devs

I'm a bit lost in the tickets and discussions about proxys. What is the 
current state of proxy handling?

There is patch #1422 that adds the possibility to choose proxy type for plugin 
installer (but not WMS). In the ticket it says 'I have not made any new 
changes to the plugin installer, as Borys has already applied the above fix, 
plus some excellent extras!'. Does that mean that the patch can be closed?

I also have a proxy patch (attached) which lets the user select proxy type and 
sets it to QgsHttpTransaction (for WMS). I tested together with Andreas and it 
seems that setting the proxy and proxy type at application level does not 
work. Therefore the patch sets the proxy configuration to the QHttp object. Do 
other proxy users/developers have the same experience? Because I don't see a 
reason why the application level proxy does not work.

Maybe we need a mix of both patches such that proxy works with WMS and plugin 

Also I think we need a set of proxy testers to try both patches with different 
proxy types and report what works/ does not work with patch #1422 and attached 
patch. Who would be available? 

Regards and thanks for your feedback,

Dr. Marco Hugentobler
Institute of Cartography
ETH Zurich
Technical Advisor QGIS Project Steering Committee
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