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

Anita Graser anitagraser at gmx.at
Sun Apr 2 13:21:16 PDT 2017

On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 9:32 PM, Tim Sutton <tim at kartoza.com> wrote:

> 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) 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.

​I've been working with my "unified add layer button" modification for a
few months now:

Wouldn't want to go back. I still sometimes use the Add PostGIS layer
dialog from the menus though.

Best wishes,
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