[Qgis-developer] Discussion on browser and file extensions

Giuseppe Sucameli brush.tyler at gmail.com
Tue May 22 15:58:18 PDT 2012

Hi all,

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:10 PM, Martin Dobias <wonder.sk at gmail.com> wrote:
> - extensions in legend widget are useless
> - new column for layer type in legend widget is are also useless
> (there is tooltip with data source / full path)

I agree.
I guess a layer is just a layer. Distinguishing them by extensions just
means the base name is not complete.
If you have 2 layers with the same name probably they are different
and then you should consider to assign them different names.

> - extensions in file browser are not necessary (there is tooltip with
> full path, so it's possible to distinguish them even when the base
> name is the same)

IMHO they are necessary for files, otherwise I (but I think users in
general) may become crazy to find the right file to load.

So I would just keep everything unchanged except trimming the
suffix from the layer name.


Giuseppe Sucameli

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