[Qgis-developer] Common QGIS Plugin configuration accross multiple Linux users

Zoltan Szecsei zoltans at geograph.co.za
Sun Mar 9 14:19:13 PDT 2014

On 2014/03/09 22:48, Blumentrath, Stefan wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> A platform independent solution would be an elegant solution.
> What we do (on Windows) is having a folder on a server containing QGIS default settings (e.g. reg-files for DB-connections, Connections for web services, but also, most popular plugins, map and print composer templates). These default settings can be imported by the users by executing a simple batch-script we produced for that purpose. If that is of interest for somebody I could post the content of the .bat file...
>  From that starting point, colleagues can adjust the default settings to their personal needs and preferences...
This is great - the extra step that I would like to see is that it is 
not only built in and automated, but has controls whereby an 
administrator could "force" certain PCs on the network to only be able 
to use the configs stipulated by the master installation of QGIS.
When one is managing 15+ PCs it is not trivial to make sure that you 
have copied identical configs to all of them, and to know when someone 
has kindly messed up one of your production PCs.
> Cheers
> Stefan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: qgis-developer-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:qgis-developer-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Richard Duivenvoorde
> Sent: 9. mars 2014 20:28
> To: Tim Sutton; Zoltan Szecsei
> Cc: qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [Qgis-developer] Common QGIS Plugin configuration accross multiple Linux users
>> ~/.qgis2
>> and
>> ~/.config/QGIS
>> You could e.g. rsync the user plugin dirs from a central one, or put
>> them in an nfs mount (read only might have issues as plugins try to
>> write .pyc files or even write data to the plugin dir).
>> The ~/.config/QGIS/QGIS2.conf is a standard ini style config file so
>> you should be able to pick through it and awk/sed/bash your way to
>> nirvana :-)
> I'm actually thinking about to make this OS independent, by creating a 'save QSettings' as file option. Then with a command line option you would be able to (just before reading the QSettings) actually read/write this settings file back into user settings. Thereby making it possible to for example transfer a certain setup across a class room (as long as the plugins are available in .qgis2 off cours).
> Would this work? Or do I miss something?
> Regards,
> Richard Duivenvoorde
> _______________________________________________
> Qgis-developer mailing list
> Qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/qgis-developer


Zoltan Szecsei PrGISc [PGP0031]
Geograph (Pty) Ltd.
GIS and Photogrammetric Service

P.O. Box 7, Muizenberg 7950, South Africa.

Mobile: +27-83-6004028
Fax:    +27-86-6115323     www.geograph.co.za

More information about the Qgis-developer mailing list