[Qgis-developer] Plugin development from amateur...

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Tue Mar 6 19:57:37 EST 2012

You can start by emailing the original author. If you don't get a 
satisfactory response follow the same procedure as the previous person 
and upload your plugin to http://plugins.qgis.org/ and possibly create a 
project for it on http://hub.qgis.org

There are a few questions I'm not sure about:
Should the name be changed so both plugins can exist side by side?
How long should one wait before circumventing the original author if 
they don't respond?


On 03/06/2012 08:26 AM, Thomas Wahlmüller wrote:
> Hi
> At the moment I am also working on upgrading a python plugin (Colour
> scale bar by bc-consult). Only a little testing is left and no changes
> to the user interface are made. Now the plugin should support linear
> interpolation (interpolates to ~200 color values if there are less than
> 100 colors specified) and treat exact styles like discrete styles
> without interpolation.
> The question is: should i make a new Plugin-Project or is there a way to
> update the old one for me. Or is it better to send the code to one which
> updates the plugin?
> best whishes
> thomas
> Am 06.03.2012 16:27, schrieb Patrice VERCHERE:
>> Hello,
>> First, sorry for my english
>> Second :
>> I've upgraded the python plugin made by Mr Jurgiel "Profile", witch is
>> now able to work with polyline, with on the fly projection of raster,
>> and with multi-band raster. I'm "amateur" developer, and i think i'm
>> quite representative of people who don't know so much about
>> development, but want humbly to contribute ...
>> I wanted to join Mr Jurgiel to see if there's a place (like git..)
>> where i can find and modify the source. but i found nothing.
>> Then, readinq qgis web pages, i learned that there is the site
>> "http://plugins.qgis.org/" where plugin can be shared. I registered
>> and shared the plugin.
>> also, i decided to create a project under
>> http://hub.qgis.org/projects/qgis-user-plugins, as recommended
>> So, i've got some questions and remarks :
>> - If Mr Jurgiel see my post, does he let me the right to share the
>> plugin, whitch is under GNU LGPL ? (Do i need his agreement? - there's
>> a copyright with his name on the top of .py code, what does it involve ?)
>> - How do i know that the plugin is validated on
>> http://plugins.qgis.org/ ? And if he's not, how do i know why ?
>> I think that de validation procedure is quite complicated, everybody
>> should put a plugin on http://plugins.qgis.org/. Maybe enabling
>> comments about the plugin on this page should be a good way to :
>> -know if the plugin is good or not,
>> -simply have remarks about the plugin, without opening the tracker
>> procedures. That is simplier for lot of people.
>> -Then, creating a project on
>> http://hub.qgis.org/projects/qgis-user-plugins, i didn't succeed in
>> creating project within the qgis-user-plugins
>> <http://hub.qgis.org/projects/qgis-user-plugins> projet. is it normal
>> ? I 've read that the admin of the site is moving plugin ? Also, how
>> enabling maximum of people to contribute on this plugin ?
>> To conclude, i'm not a pro, but i have good intentions. if the basic
>> procedure is explained on http://plugins.qgis.org/, some points are
>> not explained, and amateur like me could be quite lost :
>> how do i know if the plugin shared is validated ? how long does it
>> take ? and if not validated, why ?
>> how do i create a project within qgis-user-plugins
>> <http://hub.qgis.org/projects/qgis-user-plugins> project ?
>> thank you for your attention and your answers,
>> Patrice, France
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