[Qgis-developer] zip&http?

Etienne Tourigny etourigny.dev at gmail.com
Mon May 7 06:55:01 PDT 2012


my pleasure!

I agree that http support would be very cool, and perhaps not that
hard to implement (internally) since .zip support is  there.

However, where would this fit in the interface?  .zip support is
builtin the browser and file open dialogs, as the files reside on the

I personally have no interest in it so I cannot devote some time,
sorry!  Although I can help anybody that wishes to lead this effort.

There is also .tar.gz (and .tar) support that is missing, but that has
performance implications as the files have to be decompressed, whereas
.zip file contents are queried very fast.

.tar support would require the addition of a .tar reading lib, like
what is done in gdal/ogr.


On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 4:57 AM, Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it> wrote:
> Merci Etienne for the zip support.
> Any plan to support also http and zip over http?
> http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/UserDocs/ReadInZip
> *That* would be very cool.
> All the best.
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> Paolo Cavallini
> See: http://www.faunalia.it/pc
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