[Qgis-developer] Discussion on browser and file extensions
a.neumann at carto.net
Wed May 23 06:07:36 PDT 2012
+1 for what Etienne suggests: no extension in the layer tree toc but
extensions in the browser.
On Wed, 23 May 2012 08:35:41 -0300, Etienne Tourigny wrote:
> Hi all,
> I propose that a reasonable compromise would be the following (by
> default) for 1.8:
> - show extensions in browser (it is a "file browser" after all, and a
> majority have shown support for it)
> - no extension in legend nor anywhere else (ui noise, a minority
> support it)
> This can be solved in code by removing the extension in the
> QgsDataItem name() member, this way it does not have to be stripped
> drop operations,
> and adding a QgsDataItem::fileName() member which the browser would
> use for layer items. It very simple to fix now.
> And if people really want choice: have an option to disable/enable
> extension display in browser and legend, but do this after 1.8.
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 6:12 AM, Nathan Woodrow <madmanwoo at gmail.com>
>> 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
>> 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
>>> 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
>>>>> and then you should consider to assign them different names.
>>> Shortly, neither the drag'n'drop of files from the browser should
>>> the suffix nor the legend should display them, that's my opinion.
>>> Giuseppe Sucameli
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