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

Victor Olaya volayaf at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 09:53:36 PDT 2013

My opinion on this (clearly biased, of course), is that the argument
of not making sense to look for algorithms under a menu called
"sextante" is not a very strong one. First, the menu is called
"Analysis" (which makes much more sense that looking for processes in
something called "vector", since that is much more generic....).
Second, I think that SEXTANTE is not much different than GDAL or
GRASS, since they are all acronyms.

But, as I said, I have a biased opinion...and I might be too used to
the name :-)

All ideas (thanks Anita for your ones!) about what is missing in
SEXTANTE to fully replace those independent plugins, are welcome


2013/4/16 Anita Graser <anitagraser at gmx.at>:
> 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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