[Qgis-developer] [Discussion] Repository and Plugin idea for Google Summer of Code

aruntheguy at gmail.com aruntheguy at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 22:50:36 PDT 2013


I have been going through the Google Summer of Code 2013 ideas page [0] and
I think the remote repository for style/svg/script sharing proposed by
Alexander Bruy would be a nice follow up of my last year work on the Symbol

Here are a few things that come to my mind:

0. The foremost point is, instead of a plugin to handle the fetching and
importing, we could implement them in the parts concerned directly. Eg.,
style import in style manager, sextante model/script importer in sextante

1. Since we don't have a repository, last year I just made a way to input
the XML url in the symbol Import dialog and fetch the symbols. The idea is
to add an option to get the symbols from the central repository with their
groups and tags and import them individually or based on individual groups
or with a specific set of tags.

2. The Django application with REST API must be with an user authentication
layer, should be install-able and configurable for organisations to host
their own servers.

3. The base URL for the remote server can be kept changeable in the
application options, so organizations can point it to their servers.

I might have missed a few obvious points. Kindly discuss and help to
improve the idea. Thank you.

[0] http://hub.qgis.org/wiki/quantum-gis/Google_Summer_of_Code_2013

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