[Qgis-developer] creating global actions (like macros)

Nathan Woodrow madmanwoo at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 05:34:02 EST 2012

I see what you mean.  What would you do with these global actions?

Just trying to get an idea of what is needed/missing currently.

- Nathan

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 8:25 PM, G. Allegri <giohappy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Nathan,
> I don't mean using some derived BASIC language. The Macros should be the
> same as Action types (generic, python, etc.). The only difference being not
> bounded to layers, but available in a menu list.
> The menu could be a fixed Actions menu for the moment. In the future it
> could be a customizable option...
> giovanni
> 2012/3/1 Nathan Woodrow <madmanwoo at gmail.com>
>> Hi giovanni,
>> Can you give me a use case for these Marcos? I have used MapBasic before
>> but that is more like what QGIS provides via Python, although MapBasic can
>> be a bit easier to learn due to it being a DSL[1]
>> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain-specific_language
>> - Nathan
>> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 8:12 PM, G. Allegri <giohappy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I don't know if this has been already suggested/asked before, and I
>>> don't know if it's already available somehow.
>>> I feel there is a hole between Layer Actions and Plugins, which various
>>> softwares fill with Macros (like OO StarBasic, Mapinfo's MapBasic, etc.).
>>> It would be nice to be able to write Macros, like in Actions, but on a
>>> application level and not bounded to a layer.
>>> The plus would be to let the user assign Macros to custom menu items...
>>> The last step would be being able to call plugin methods.
>>> Ok, one step at a time :)
>>> First question: have I missed this option, is it already available?
>>> Second question: what do you think about it?
>>> giovanni
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