[Qgis-developer] Usability of searches

Denis Rouzaud denis.rouzaud at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 02:03:55 PST 2016

Hi all,

Thanks for the good feeback!
Indeed, I am totally open to any contribution.

This discussion made me think that a first step to bringing to core
would be to port to core the widget (search combobox), the base class
for searching thread and to have a searching engine registry (like layer

Hence, any plugin or whatever could add their own searcing engine. The
UI would be kept consistent, and the searches centralized in a single place.

Nice project for the next HF ;)


On 03/11/2016 10:43 AM, Yves Jacolin wrote:
> R2gis,
> I know that Denis is open to PR as we (camptocam) worked on his plugin in the 
> past. :)
> Y.
> On Friday, March 11, 2016 9:36:25 HAUBOURG wrote:
>> Hi Yes,
>> Wonderful! I had only tested in first versions, this is so good now!
>> Maybe we should just improve fuzzy search / full text search capabilities,
>> (it doesn't bear typos in my tests).. Very nice work
>> Régis
>>> -----Message d'origine-----
>>> De : Yves Jacolin [mailto:yjacolin at free.fr]
>>> Envoyé : vendredi 11 mars 2016 08:58
>>> À : qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
>>> Objet : Re: [Qgis-developer] Usability of searches
>>> On Thursday, March 10, 2016 6:16:06 Régis Haubourg wrote:
>>>> Paolo Cavallini wrote
>>>>> Does anyone have a good example of the UX from other software we
>>>>> could adhere to?
>>>> The best UI for search is the simplest.. Google does that well :). A
>>>> simple text widget, and filtering options in the results (facets /
>>>> coloring) is enough I think. All the intelligence must be in the
>>>> indexing full text search engine IMHO, not in the UI.
>>>>  Why not a bar, just like command line bar of Processing + a shortcut
>>>> to raise it ?
>>> Régis, All,
>>> QuickFinder does it like this. Denis is the main author of this plugin.
>>> It can plug to osm, internal layer and GeoMapfish. You can even add more
>>> search engine to it.
>>> Y.
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