[QGIS-Developer] Why is .qgz the default format?

René-Luc Dhont rldhont at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 06:59:39 PST 2019

Hi all,

During training, I discourage to use .qgz and auxiliary storage. I force 
users to save project as .qgs to avoid issues.
It is not stable yet for me.


Le 21/01/2019 à 15:54, Paolo Cavallini a écrit :
> Hi all,
> On 21/01/19 14:40, Hugo Mercier wrote:
>> I would vote for your 3rd proposition: replace xml hacking by something
>> that looks like calls to an API.
>> And adding an option for those who want to switch back to .qgs +
>> separated aux files, keeping the default to .qgz.
> moreover, there are a number of issues deriving fom the qgz files, see
> https://issues.qgis.org/projects/qgis/issues?category_id=35&set_filter=1&sort=id%3Adesc&status_id=o&subproject_id=%21%2A
> All the best.

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