[Qgis-developer] fTools and GdalTools: sextante vs original plugins

Filipe Dias filipesdias at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 09:44:14 PDT 2013

I agree. Sextante makes finding the appropriate tools a lot easier,
specially when the user is doing GIS analysis for a long time.

In ArcGIS 9.1 or 9.2 ESRI removed the Analysis tools from Menu and put them
all on ArcToolbox. A lot of users complained and they ended up creating a
Geoprocessing menu with Intersection, Union etc. Perhaps something similar
could be done in QGIS.

On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 5:34 PM, Anita Graser <anitagraser at gmx.at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I know this thread has been silent for a while but I think it's important
> to
> bring it up once more.
> I'm currently trying to develop some materials and wondering if they should
> cover ftools/GDAL or Sextante mainly. Currently, it sounds like it is
> certain that Sextante will be around in future versions while the future of
> ftools/GDAL tools is less certain.
> I don't care much about ftools. I don't like having to create new
> Shapefiles
> every time I run an algorithm. I never managed to remember which tool is in
> which submenu.
> In case of GDAL tools, I see the advantage of being able to copy the GDAL
> code.
> In Sextante, it's easy to find the tools by name and the results can be
> temporal layers. So I strongly disagree with previous arguments that
> Sextante is not valuable from a user perspective.
> Even if we don't reach a consensus whether both menus and toolbox should be
> around permanently, could someone please confirm what will be the situation
> in 2.0? Are there any plans to remove anything for the release? Have any
> decisions been made for after 2.0 yet?
> Thanks and best wishes,
> Anita
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