[Qgis-developer] The new installer

Tim Sutton lists at linfiniti.com
Mon Apr 29 22:42:47 PDT 2013

On 30 Apr 2013 12:50 AM, "Borys Jurgiel" <lists at borysjurgiel.pl> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is the GUI & API freeze still planned for tomorrow or postponed? I won't
> the manager tomorrow. I need a few days more (one week is safe), but
> unfortunately I have to leave from Wednesday until next Tuesday, so I
> finish it for May 15 (I'll try faster of course)...
> Options:
> 1. Maximal: If the freeze is postponed, tomorrow I'm trying to do as much
> possible and in the evening I write a report and publish the unfinished
> 2. Minimal: I only make necessary updates to the old Installer (just a few
> fast fixes) and completely postone the new one to 2.1.
> 3. Intermediate: I don't invest time into the full option, instead I try
> only embed the old installer into the new manager window. They will exist
> separate tabs without functional and visual merge. Hopefully it should be
> feasible to implement tomorrow (still not so trivial thought).
> The advantage of the third option is althought it's not the final merge,
> 2.0 would have only one window for installing and managing plugins. The
> confusing separate menu entry would be gone. But of course still we would
> one tab for enabling/disabling, and separate one for installing/upgrading,
> what is messy. I believe we should have one tab for all activities on
> installed plugins (enabling/disabling, upgrading, uninstalling) and a
> for installing new stuff. Of course it requires much deeper integration.
> What do you think about the options?

Borys from me I will be happy for the full implementation even if it delays
the release a couple of days.

> PS. An actual screenshot

: http://tmp.borysjurgiel.pl/manager1.png (the
> metadata browser will be better formatted and more rich of course)
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