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

Noli Sicad nsicad at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 17:35:17 PDT 2013

Hi Victor,

I hope OTB, GRASS and SAGA plugins in QGIS 2.0.1 work in Windows and
Mac OS X. I don't know what is the status of these plugins in Linux
(i.e. Ubuntu).

Anybody knows if these plugins working in Ubuntu properly?

It is not so clear in the instruction, if OTB, GRASS and SAGA binaries
are necessary to make these QGIS 2.0.1 plugins works in Processing.

Thanks, Noli

On 9/23/13, Victor Olaya <volayaf at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> version).
> 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.
> cheers
> Victor
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