[Qgis-developer] Discussion on browser and file extensions

Filipe Silva Dias filipesdias at gmail.com
Tue May 22 01:04:28 PDT 2012

Dear all,

This is a little beside the point you are discussing, but I think it would
be a nice addition to the File Browser to allow users to delete geographic
data (or only shapefiles). Managing geographic data with Windows Explorer
is quite annoying and I think it would make a lot of sense to add this
feature to the File Browser.


Best regards

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 8:10 AM, Giovanni Manghi <
giovanni.manghi at faunalia.pt> wrote:

> Hi,
> > I think the discussion on http://hub.qgis.org/issues/5621 deserves more
> general
> > discussion on this ML. Opinions? Could reporters make a short resume for
> us?
> I originally asked to avoid leave the extension while dragging and
> dropping from the browser, mainly because when dropping into DB Manager
> it is annoying to have to manually remove that ".shp" (example) from the
> suggested table name.
> On the other hand seeing the datatype in the TOC is useful and a thing
> that many users have asked in the past.
> Real life projects tend to be large, with many layers from many
> datasources/types. Vectors are not just vectors, and rasters are not
> just rasters: there are vectors that cannot be edited (lack of
> permission or because gdal does not allow it), layers that cannot be
> used as input by standard qgis tools (GRASS rasters), etc.
> Sometimes the users have even layers with the same name but of different
> type.
> So, seeing the format in the TOC is a step forward in usability, and in
> the ticket were suggested a few ways to get it.
> cheers!
> -- Giovanni --
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