[QGIS-Developer] [Qgis-psc] [Qgis-developer] Are there plans to create a unique "Add layer" tool?
apasotti at gmail.com
Wed May 31 06:58:09 PDT 2017
final update: the development of what was in phase 1 is done.
Actually, a bit more than phase 1 considering that we've redesigned the
delimited text dialog GUI and I've done quite a bit of small refactorings
of the providers selection dialogs interfaces.
There has been a lot of feed-back, thank you all!
As expected, there is no complete agreement over the final GUI bits for the
menus and toolbars, and we still miss an icon (the green plus that I've
used was only meant as a placeholder). I tried to keep the old toolbar
available (disabled by default) mainly because it can spare a click and
power users might want it back. Also, the new icon is the most prominent in
the left bar and it's the first menu item in the layers menu.
I have not a strong opinion about those toolbars and menus but I think I
should wait no more and merge it as it is, then give the people some time
to test the actual implementation and decide how to improve it.
I kept the controversial part in a single commit so that it will be very
easy to revert and propose a different placement for menus, icons and
Any objections if I proceed?
On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 2:29 PM, Alessandro Pasotti <apasotti at gmail.com>
> a quick update:
> I've prepared a PR with a working prototype in
> https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/pull/4629, I need some feed-back and some
> help, expecially UX/UI about if we want it as a dockable dialog too (and
> how to make it user-configurable).
> Feed-back welcome (but please keep it limited in scope to phase 1).
> On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 9:45 AM, Richard Duivenvoorde <rdmailings at duif.net
> > wrote:
>> On 19-05-17 01:23, Nyall Dawson wrote:
>> > On this note - I've recently discovered the need for some type of
>> > reusable layer selection widget which allows choice of existing
>> > layers/loading new layers from the file system/loading new layers from
>> > available db/online connections. This would be extremely valuable for
>> > processing too!
>> > So I'm really glad to hear that you'll be pushing ahead with this work
>> > - thanks Boundless!
>> Yep, and thanks Alessandro for the screenie. Makes me want more!
>> @Nyall in Essen the talk was to start with what Alessandro wrote in his
>> email, so 1 dialog 'merging' all buttons/widgets/dialogs into one, reuse
>> as much as possible. So it was possible to get it into 3.0
>> Off course people (.../me) started brainstorming about features which
>> w/could be added too :-)
>> Your idea adds (I think) to the idea to make some kind of
>> 'datamanagement-console' in near future, where you can create/copy
>> data(!), move data around (browser part) or delete it.
>> Your note fits in this isn't it?
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