[Qgis-developer] Bye bye SPIT?

Nathan Woodrow madmanwoo at gmail.com
Wed May 2 13:22:23 PDT 2012

-1 from me.  IMO leave it for 2.0 release.  Maybe add a message into the
SPIT dialog that says "I will be removed in the next release by learn to
use X to upload into PostGIS"

I have never had issues with uploading layers into postgis using SPIT
however on the other had dbmanger still feels very touch and go with if it
will work or not.

- Nathan

On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 4:59 AM, Werner Macho <werner.macho at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On 05/02/2012 07:31 PM, Horst Düster wrote:
> > +1 on Mayeuls comment
> >
> > mayeul.kauffmann at free.fr schrieb:
> >
> >>
> >>> oh, yes, you're right - it's PostGIS Manager that requires
> >>> shp2pgsql,
> >> not SPIT. My mistake. Sure, duplication of tools is bad. But
> >> removing SPIT would mean removing the *only* (correct?) QGIS GUI
> >> tool to load shapefiles into postgis without external
> >> dependencies. Do we want to get read of this before putting it in
> >> DB manager?
> The same with me (beside the fact that I just learned howto use SPIT
> (thanks Horst)) it seems much more clearer to me using SPIT than using
> the dbmanager (for now) ..
> Don't get me wrong .. dbmanager is great but as long as SPIT is more
> intuitive (maybe because it just does ONE thing) I'd like to wait with
> removing it until a filedialog import has been implemented that
> creates something like the batch upload which you currently see when
> you add more than one shapefile ..
> But I am quite sure guiseppe will have that soon :)
> So..
> - -1 from me for removing it right now (and probably think about the
> dependencies too which mayeul pointed out)
> Beside that ..
> What about creating hints for obsolete plugins that are getting
> removed with a hint that the function has been
> integrated/extended/moved to "the new plugin" .. or maybe a hint
> inside the plugin that this will become obsolete soon because the
> function will be available in core/new-plugin-name.
> marking plugins like that for at least one "official"-release-period
> will probably easen the migration for the user too..
> kind regards
> Werner
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