[Qgis-developer] More packaging issues. Turning off Processing simplified mode

Victor Olaya volayaf at gmail.com
Sun Sep 22 23:58:30 PDT 2013

Hi all

I have tried to install 2.0.1 from OSGeo4W and I have seen that it
doesn't have GRASS, SAGA or OTB as dependencies. I guess this lack of
dependencies propagates to the standalone installer (although it
installs GRASS, AFAICT)

Don't know if this is a packaging issue or is intentional, but
Processing assumes that at least SAGA and OTB are installed, and the
idea was to give less advanced users soething that works out of the
box, without having to install anything else (at least in the windows

Since this might not be true (I don't know if there was some
misunderstanding when we discussed this), I am going to turn off the
"Simplified interface", which hides the complexity of the algorithm
providers. I prefer to have something that actually looks more
complex, than something that looks simple, but then it is not working
if you do not do some more advanced configuration and installing.

Do you think this is a good idea? I am seeing that most users
complaining about Processing do it because of installation problems
(lack of 3rd party apps in this case), and I prefer to target more
advanced users that can solve those problems themselves, than target
basic users when we cannot provide a one-step installation and they
are going to find a malfunctioning plugin.


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