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

aruntheguy at gmail.com aruntheguy at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 03:20:28 PDT 2013

Hello Nathan,

On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 7:11 PM, Nathan Woodrow <madmanwoo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey Arun,
> Great to see you back on the list.  Are you thinking of doing this for
> GSoC or just as a free time project?
I am trying to get it done for the GSoC. I would contribute otherwise too.
My course completes this year, so why waste the opportunity GSoC provides.

> - Nathan
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 3:50 PM, aruntheguy at gmail.com <
> aruntheguy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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
>> management.
>> 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
>> ..etc
>> 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
>> <http://hub.qgis.org/wiki/quantum-gis/Google_Summer_of_Code_2013>--
>> Regards
>> Arunmozhi
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