[Qgis-developer] Sextante: add QGIS backend?

Marco Hugentobler marco.hugentobler at sourcepole.ch
Mon Jun 4 23:13:33 PDT 2012

Hi all

Would it be possible to include the native QGIS algorithms to sextante 
via Python bindings of the analysis lib (adding sip files where they are 

>A solution
>would be to port the core SEXTANTE interfaces to c++ and add Python
>wrappers to PyQGIS

This is a good idea. That way (c++), other plugins could use the core 
sextante functions, e.g. to automatically define process chains.


Am 01.06.2012 12:20, schrieb Martin Dobias:
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM, Paolo Cavallini<cavallini at faunalia.it>  wrote:
>> Il 01/06/2012 11:43, Martin Dobias ha scritto:
>>> The main issue right now with native QGIS algorithms is that they are
>>> implemented in c++ (if not counting fTools and GdalTools), so binding
>>> them to the python SEXTANTE interfaces would be cumbersome. A solution
>>> would be to port the core SEXTANTE interfaces to c++ and add Python
>>> wrappers to PyQGIS. I could help here if you are interested in doing
>>> that.
>> Do we need to call them in Python?
> Yes because SEXTANTE is written in Python :-)
> Martin
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Dr. Marco Hugentobler
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