[Qgis-developer] fTools and GdalTools: sextante vs original plugins
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Tue Apr 16 18:19:37 PDT 2013
There might be a way to make most people happy here.
I find the vector menu a nice ui shortcut for useful functions. If sextante
relevant functions are at par (or better), couldn't the vector menu items
stay, which would please many, and when clicked triggers sextante's
function dialogue? Victor? Same thing could happen with vector menu too.
Sextante's analysis toolbar is super useful but might be a throwback for
some if vector / raster menu functions disappear.
On human resource (coders and testers) and maintenance angles, keeping to
mechanism to do same thing is an obvious waste.
On 16 Apr 2013 23:53, "Victor Olaya" <volayaf at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > cover ftools/GDAL or Sextante mainly. Currently, it sounds like it is
> > certain that Sextante will be around in future versions while the future
> > ftools/GDAL tools is less certain.
> > I don't care much about ftools. I don't like having to create new
> > every time I run an algorithm. I never managed to remember which tool is
> > 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
> > around permanently, could someone please confirm what will be the
> > 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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