[Qgis-developer] fTools and GdalTools: sextante vs original plugins
filipesdias at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 07:30:34 PDT 2013
Get Qgis Master, randomly (or deliberately) choose tools that you know how
to use and run them. If they don't work as expected, report a bug:
When I have enough time, I do my regular work using Qgis Master and report
the bugs that I find.
On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 2:17 PM, antoniolocandro <
antoniolocandro at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Well since I can't code I can help with the testing, just point me where
> to start and I will try Sextante
> Sent from Samsung tablet
> Filipe Dias <filipesdias at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree with allowing the user to define some Menu entries. As an end user
> I'd rather have all Analytical tools in one place, but this would allow
> people "to not loose their habit" of calling some more commonly used tools
> (I agree with Paolo, a poll with be good) from the Menu.
> Sextante is more stable in the areas where there more users. This can only
> be solved if more people step in for testing or when the full testing suite
> is completed. In any case, Sextante is the single most powerfull GIS
> analysis tool out there, including proprietary software. It's a huge
> undertaking and it is being carried by very few people. I wish there were
> more people contributing to the code and testing it.
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 8:49 AM, Victor Olaya <volayaf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I like the idea of allowing menu entries to be defined from SEXTANTE
>> algorithms, as a shortcut to them. If we agree on that, I could start
>> working on it.
>> Thanks everyone for you ideas!
>> 2013/4/17 Bernhard Ströbl <bernhard.stroebl at jena.de>:
>> > Hi all,
>> > for a course I am about to give tomorrow I played a bit with SEXTANTE,
>> > although I am going to teach geoprocessing with fTools (we are using
>> > 1.8). It was my first go with SEXTANTE and I was about to show what it
>> > offer in the future. Therefore I built a small model with three input
>> > a buffer and two overlay operations. I did not succeed in running the
>> > so I tried in current master.
>> > As it currently is SEXTANTE is not operable for me (or I am doing it
>> > First message is "Layers do not all use the same CRS...." although they
>> > definitely do and the same EPSG-code is noted in square brackets behind
>> > layer name!? Second I get an "Error executing algorithm..." it seems as
>> > SEXTANTE cannot use PostGIS layers as input (when I save them as shape
>> > the model runs perfectly), this is a big limitation as my institution
>> > almost everything in PostGIS. (SEXTANTE should not offer PostGIS layers
>> > choose as input layers then).
>> > Well, this was a very disappointing experience because additionally
>> QGIS was
>> > frozen two or three times opening or closing the model. I do not want to
>> > complain, all I want is to ask for keeping fTools as they are until
>> > can _really_ replace them in all aspects. Then we should remove the
>> > menue completely because I agree that finding the tool you are looking
>> > is a lot easier in SEXTANTE.
>> > my 2 cents
>> > Bernhard
>> > Am 17.04.2013 07:42, schrieb Anita Graser:
>> >> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 3:19 AM, Mathieu Pellerin <
>> nirvn.asia at gmail.com
>> >> <mailto:nirvn.asia at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> >> 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.
>> >> I see. So you'd suggest to keep only Sextante code (where duplicates
>> >> exist!) but provide shortcuts from the menu? I'd +1 that.
>> >> I've been testing a variety of functions in the menus and in Sextante
>> >> over the last days and there are always some broken ones. Neither
>> >> "package" is without major bugs today.
>> >> We need to get it together for 2.0 and that's easier if we can focus on
>> >> one.
>> >> Best wishes,
>> >> Anita
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