[QGIS-Developer] Why is .qgz the default format?
regis.haubourg at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 05:19:43 PST 2019
The initial plan - discussed some years ago on the lists - was to have a
container so that we can embed resources along the project file, and open
the door to a lot of nice features for sharing qgis projects.
The auxiliary data work was the opportunity to add this optional format and
checks the associated issues.
Then the idea was to switch to qgz by default and add features to save
resources (svg, fonts, datasets, etc...) into the project file.
Unfortunately, the expected funding was discontinued and we are stuck now
with this default QGZ format, only storing the qgs and the qgd files. (I
think one should not hire a QGIS funder and expect fundings keep coming
afterwards :) )
The timing was bad also, because we only start since a few weeks to have
user feedback on this, like this issue https://issues.qgis.org/issues/20828
We also have feeback that QGZ makes things more complicated for qgs
I really don't know what to do:
- switch back to classical qgs and let qgz get maturity. (But I'm afraid
we'll have very few real feedback then, just like during 3.0-3.2 period)
- give up qgz and bet on another option to offer a container (geopackage )
- totally switch to qgz and offer a python lib for easing maintenance tasks
Any opinion welcome here !
Le lun. 21 janv. 2019 à 14:07, DelazJ <delazj at gmail.com> a écrit :
> Hi all,
> No, Andreas, you are not alone. I was planning to write to the list for
> the same reason. thanks.
> I'm not sure how many users rely on qgd data yet, but I find it annoying
> when using a simple and basic project to have it in qgz format by default
> (and losing the so good "find and replace" in text editor).
> Could we imagine to use by default the qgs format and when the user
> connects to auxiliary data or anything that needs a qgd file, to propose to
> either switch to qgz format or save the qgd file along?
> Le lun. 21 janv. 2019 à 13:59, Andreas Neumann <a.neumann at carto.net> a
> écrit :
>> Hi QGIS devs,
>> Am I the only QGIS user that finds it a bit annoying that .qgz is now the
>> default format instead of .qgs (plain text format)?
>> I really often look into the .qgs files, or I create scripts that process
>> them or find and replace stuff in text editor.
>> Now I always have to unzip first and then zip again. Quite annoying.
>> Couldn't we switch back to .qgs as default?
>> Or if the switch back to .qgs is no option - couldn't we introduce a new
>> global option that allows me to set my prefered way of storing .qgs files?
>> Zipped or unzipped?
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