[Qgis-developer] [GRASS-dev] GRASS & QGIS: the future

Luca Delucchi lucadeluge at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 04:36:58 PDT 2014

On 27 March 2014 11:18, Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it> wrote:
> Hi all.

Hi all,

> I learned during dinner that GRASS7 RC1 is due very soon. This opens the
> issue of its functioning in QGIS. IMHO:
> * the qgis-grass-plugin might stop working (this has to be tested)

I test to compile QGIS master with GRASS7 but it doesn't work, the
GRASS7 directory it seems not be recognized bu QGIS.
Can I open a ticket on QGIS bug tracker?

> * some of the module options will be different
> * new modules will not be available in QGIS.
> I think we can deal with this in several ways:
> * dropping the plugin, and concentrate the work on Processing
> * upgrading both the plugin and Processing.
> In the first case, we have two major issues:
> * upgrading Processing GRASS modules
> * changing the current Processing behaviour, avoiding the import-export
> phase when piping consecutive GRASS commands; this makes GRASS modules
> slower than the equivalent commands of other backends.
> While the first issue can be solved easily by a couple of people in a
> few days, the second one is more tricky, and requires hard coding skills.
> In addition, we'll no longer be able to edit GRASS vectors directly.
> In the second case, we'll have more work, and a not-so-nice duplication.

I'm not using at all GRASS from QGIS, so I think could be useful make
a poll to know what the user need

> All the best.



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