[QGIS-Developer] Dropping eVis plugin?
nyall.dawson at gmail.com
Tue May 22 13:24:52 PDT 2018
On 22 May 2018 at 23:57, Alexander Bruy <alexander.bruy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi devs,
> should we drop eVis plugin from the codebase? It does not receive any attention
> (e.g. bugfixes) for many years, except keeping it compatible with API changes.
> Also all its functionality already available in core:
> - with DB Manager we can connect to databases, query them and load results as
> new layers
> - with actions it is very easy to open any document from the path stored in the
> - forms allow to view images from attributes
> Any thoughts?
I'm a strong -1.
If you'd asked me last week, I'd have been a strong +1... but then I
attended a conference where a workflow using evis was demonstrated
which revealed that there's a significant number of users of this
There's actually not that much missing from core which the plugin
offers. I think before we strip it out, we should ensure that its
workflow can be completely reproduced in core, or via a small python
plugin distributed via the normal channels.
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