[Qgis-developer] Discussion on browser and file extensions

Nathan Woodrow madmanwoo at gmail.com
Wed May 23 02:12:23 PDT 2012

I agree.  Showing filetype in the legend is just ui noise that isn't needed. How
often do you open the same layer from different sources with the same name.
Even if people do I doubt it would be more then a couple and then the tooltips
would do fine.  Don't add something that adds UI noise for a 5% use case.
Like Martain said, keep it simple.  This is what QGIS should aim to excel at.

I'm am in two minds about if extensions should be shown in the browser, again
I worry that it is UI noise.

- Nathan

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 7:01 PM, Giuseppe Sucameli
<brush.tyler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Etienne,
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 1:07 AM, Etienne Tourigny
> <etourigny.dev at gmail.com> wrote:
>> How about in the legend? I am 50/50 on that as there is always the
>> option to change the layer names manually, and the tooltip does give a
>> clue on the filetype.
> IMHO no extensions should be displayed in the legend as well.
> I thought I replied, now I notice it's not so clear I was talking about
> layers in legend.
> I quote myself:
>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 7:58 PM, Giuseppe Sucameli
>> <brush.tyler at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
> Shortly, neither the drag'n'drop of files from the browser should append
> the suffix nor the legend should display them, that's my opinion.
> Regards.
> --
> Giuseppe Sucameli
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