[Qgis-developer] Infrastructure for plugin settings
etourigny.dev at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 07:37:47 PDT 2013
the work I have is a dialog in core, in src/gui folder. It is opened via a
new menu item in the Settings menu. Preliminary support for custom settings
and description. Perhaps both could be merged into a single gui class which
would be available to core and plugins?
code and screenshot in this pull request:
On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM, Victor Olaya <volayaf at gmail.com> wrote:
> So it seems that at least two people had worked on this previously...
> I am glad that I asked :-)
> Let's see if we can put all that together and make it more visible, so
> people can use it easily
> 2013/9/5 Denis Rouzaud <denis.rouzaud at gmail.com>:
> > I have made some publicity before for a library which handles plugin
> > settings.
> > http://3nids.github.io/qgissettingmanager/
> > Basically, the idea is that it you create once the settings somewhere in
> > your plugin and then it handles type validation, defaut values, etc. The
> > most interesting part is that you have a SettingDialog class, which
> > automatically read/write widgets if you name them accordingly to the
> > settings (it handles several widgets for all the different types of
> > settings).
> > This small lib is very time saving for the few plugins I have.
> > Maybe an idea would be to translate this to a QgsPluginSetting class
> > would then list all the settings to be edited in the main plugin setting
> > window.
> > Cheers,
> > Denis
> > On 09/05/2013 02:47 PM, Etienne Tourigny wrote:
> > I have implemented something like this some time ago, based on a gui
> from QT
> > - Settings Editor.
> > I am not sure if I never commited it or if someone removed it.
> > I will try to find the code and submit a pull request.
> > Etienne
> > On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 5:12 AM, Victor Olaya <volayaf at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> The idea is to have that common place for all settings. The bad thing
> >> that I see (and some people have told me), is that it might be
> >> difficult to find for a user that searches for a configuration panel
> >> for a given plugin, since he might look for it in the menu of that
> >> plugin. A solution to that would be to make it easy to call the
> >> settigns dialog, but open in the tab (or panel, or whatever),
> >> corresponding to a given plugin. So there would be a "plugin options"
> >> menu, with all options, but a plugin author could add a shortcut to
> >> that and add a "setting of my plugin" menu entry which would go
> >> straight to those settings.
> >> The thing is to avoid developers creating their own panels and dialogs
> >> for settings, which is time consuming and each one looks differently.
> >> I would suggest a design similar to the eclipse one, with a tree in
> >> the left hand side where you have all plugins, and once you select
> >> one, you see all its parameters in the right-hand side panel.
> >> If anyone is interested, we can discuss this in the HF. It looks to me
> >> like a nice thing to work on, and we can also adapt some existing
> >> plugins to use it, once it is done.
> >> cheers
> >> Víctor
> >> 2013/9/5 Matthias Kuhn <matthias.kuhn at gmx.ch>:
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > Other applications have unified setting centers like firefox when you
> >> > enter about:config in the URL bar. But this is in addition to the
> >> > settings dialog(s) which is/are still offered. Are you thinking about
> >> > something like this? A simple config value editor, like regedit?
> >> >
> >> > Or is the aim of this project a unified config dialog, where plugins
> >> > register their own tab (or list entry or whatsoever)? In this case,
> >> > would it be a new dialog "Plugin Options" which would act as container
> >> > for all options? Or opening up the "Options" dialog for registering
> >> > additional tabs? IMO the first one has the drawback of brandmarking
> >> > plugins as 3rd-party, not fully integrated, while the second one has
> >> > the drawback/risk of cluttering this dialog.
> >> >
> >> > Talking about this, I recently did a similar thing for the vector
> >> > properties (add the possibility to add a new tab for plugins. POC
> >> > implemented in form of layer specific globe settings, not yet merged)
> >> >
> >> > Cheers
> >> > Matthias
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