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

Tim Sutton tim at kartoza.com
Sun Apr 2 15:14:23 PDT 2017

Hi Anita

> On 02 Apr 2017, at 10:21 PM, Anita Graser <anitagraser at gmx.at> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 9:32 PM, Tim Sutton <tim at kartoza.com <mailto:tim at kartoza.com>> wrote:
> Hi Harrisou
>> On 02 Apr 2017, at 4:57 PM, DelazJ <delazj at gmail.com <mailto: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. 
> ​I've been working with my "unified add layer button" modification for a few months now: https://anitagraser.com/2016/07/20/one-add-button-to-rule-them-all/ <https://anitagraser.com/2016/07/20/one-add-button-to-rule-them-all/>​
> Wouldn't want to go back. I still sometimes use the Add PostGIS layer dialog from the menus though. 

Ah thanks I forgot about your post Anita!



> Best wishes,
> Anita


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