Bug report #15753
Processing: help users in setting up paths
|Affected QGIS version:||3.6.0||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||23675|
People are very often into trouble when it comes to enter the path to specific backends for Processing (e.g. OTB, LASTools, etc.).
Possible partial solutions:
add a check, so if the user enters a wrong path or the filepath instead of the folder, a small dialog with a short explanation can pop up
adding a small help button close to the path text box can also help.
Possibly a separate issue: it seems that a user has to enter a path including the filename, even when a folder is necessary: pretty confusing IMHO.
#1 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 3 years ago
Ticket recreated, deleted by mistake. Comment by Alexander Bruy:
Are you using static package or install OTB from repository?
For me using OTB version from repository works fine without any additional configuration ===
I think config is needed for Osgeo4w packages
#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 1 year ago
- Status changed from Open to Closed
- Resolution changed from fixed/implemented to end of life
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