[Qgis-developer] Rename through add vector file
antoniolocandro at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 9 08:46:43 PDT 2013
What you say makes sense I remember the old days of ArcView 3.2; heck I used it 8 years ago when I started using GIS. Not good comparing QGIS with what a GIS system did back in 1999 when it first came out though
>From the user point of view, specially those who are basic users (which may be more than you think) being able to rename a file and then corrupt it is not a good thing, plus I think the only special case is shapefiles right? I think it is the only file that needs renaming *.dbf *.shx *.prj *.qpj Not sure if this is easy to implement or not but it would be a nice to have feature. On another note, why is it the only format you can create new is a shapefile? What if I really want to create a KML or GML?
> Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2013 08:33:10 -0700
> From: regis.haubourg at eau-adour-garonne.fr
> To: qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [Qgis-developer] Rename through add vector file
> Hi antonio,
> this is not related strictly to QGIS. The dialog you have is a system file
> dialog with a filter showing only file extensions you selected. Arcview 3.2
> acted in the same way.
> What you are asking for is replacing standard file dialog with a gis browser
> dialog. That is good from a user point of view.
> IMHO it's to early since many file types are supported by gdal in QGIS, but
> not yet interpreted by Browser tool. I would keep OGR file dialog as it is
> for advanced users, who like to have a raw view on system files, and future
> unified access to datasource in brower style.
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