[Qgis-developer] new plugin "Loop Visible Layers" awaiting

Larry Shaffer larrys at dakotacarto.com
Wed Mar 28 11:46:48 EDT 2012

Hi Nathan,

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 3:08 AM, Nathan Woodrow <madmanwoo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why don't we just make the author have a README file using plain text
> or reStructedText which we can then render it on the plugin site like
> what GitHub does.

+1 for reStructedText

As a new plugin developer with many documentation pages to write, it
was fortuitous when I saw Tim's post about Sphinx's support for using
gettext to produce .po files that can be translated in Qt Linguist. I
was struggling with the idea of how to localize my documentation; but
being my plugin is Python-based, Sphinx, with eventual Linguist
support, turned out to be the clear choice. Has anyone actually tried
this approach yet?

I also use GitHub and like it's .rst support for displaying READMEs.

+1 for that type of support on hub/plugins.qgis.org as well.

On a simmilar note. What about 1-3 screen shots as 8-bit pngs,
restricted within some pixel area (like 1024 x 1024)? They could have
a standard naming convention like: screen_1.png -> screen_3.png. I
think this would also help users to 'see' plugins with GUIs, prior to
installation. Could be on hub/plugins.qgis.org, and supported in
Installer as well.


Larry Shaffer
Dakota Cartography
Black Hills, South Dakota

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