[Qgis-developer] Are there plans to create a unique "Add layer" tool?

Tim Sutton tim at kartoza.com
Sun Apr 2 12:32:11 PDT 2017

Hi Harrisou

> On 02 Apr 2017, at 4:57 PM, DelazJ <delazj at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi devs,
> In the documentation team, we plan to rewrite the "Supported data formats" chapter (http://docs.qgis.org/2.14/en/docs/user_manual/working_with_vector/supported_data.html <http://docs.qgis.org/2.14/en/docs/user_manual/working_with_vector/supported_data.html>) which actually explores many of the different ways to add (vector) layers to QGIS. It's full of redundant information, not easy to maintain and doesn't expose tools like the browser panel. Discussion at https://github.com/qgis/QGIS-Documentation/issues/1088 <https://github.com/qgis/QGIS-Documentation/issues/1088.> if you want to help.
> Before we engage any time on this restructuring and to avoid doing things twice and because I read some related assertions in the past, I'd like to ask if there's any plan to merge some of these tools for 3.0... And if ever, what's the state of the work ?

This has been discussed a number of times, and Nathan made some initial mockups once. But as far as I know, nobody is actively working on this so I don't know if anything will land in 3.0. 

One suggestion would be to focus the bulk of the documentation on showing how to use the browser panel and then save the dialogs for special cases (e.g. using OGR::Protocol etc.). My rationale for this is that I suspect that any unified add vector dialog in the future would use the browser widget as its basis. Also in my experience many users miss the fact that the browser panel exists so it would be good to make it more 'front and center'.

Thank you and the rest of the docs team for all the hard work you are doing!



> Thanks for any information,
> Harrissou
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