[Qgis-developer] Sextante test drive

Victor Olaya volayaf at gmail.com
Sun Apr 21 06:39:42 PDT 2013

Paolo, I have changed the configuration dialog with your suggestions
(thanks!). Everything you suggested is there, except making the param
name not editable, which seems a bit harder to get...

Also, now there are autoconfig paths for SAGA, GRASS and OTB in
Windows, so if a user installs QGIS with the OSGeo4W installer, there
should nbe no need for extra configuration, and  he could start using
all algorithms directly in an out-of-the-box QGIS install.


2013/4/20 Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it>:
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> Hi all.
> Yesterday I have shown Sextante in an advanced course. Here my conclusions:
> * in Sextante options, General entry should always be the first, Modeler second, and
> Script third
> * the name of the settings is an editable field, which seems inappropriate
> * the Settings column should be wider, at the expense of the Value column;
> alternatively, text should be wrapped
> * when activating the new "Use categories to classify...", only a few algorithms are
> shown; I understand the need to simplify things, but I'm still unsure if it's
> appropriate to limit users' choice
> * IMHO OTB is a big plus for Sextante, as it brings many brand new functions,
> unavailable in most other desktop GIS; so I suggest to:
>   * include OTB in the standalone win package (easy, as it is already in osgeo4w)
>   * add its default path according to the running distro; for users, adding it by
> hand can be difficult
>   * I noticed that the Mean shift segmentation produces a vector with the Y axis inverted
> * Saga seems the first choice for many analyses; it is therefore essential to have it
> easily available by default in all major distro (at least deb and ubuntu) and in
> standalone packages (win, osx); any blockers for this?
> * Taudem should be added to OSGeo4w, possibly also to the standalone package.
> Overall, there is great excitation, and users are looking forward for 2.0, with
> Sextante in bright light!
> All the best, and thanks.
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