Bug report #18546

Processing toolbox does not mention when deactivated provider would return a result for the performed search

Added by Harrissou Santanna almost 6 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Assignee:Victor Olaya
Affected QGIS version:3.1(master) Regression?:Yes
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:wontfix
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:26434


QGIS documentation states at https://docs.qgis.org/2.18/en/docs/user_manual/processing/toolbox.html: If there are algorithms that match your search but belong to a provider that is not active, an additional label will be shown in the lower part of the toolbox

This is true in 2.18 but not in 3.x. In attached screenshot, GRASS is disabled in right panel, but despite it should return results, no mention.

processingSearch.PNG - Right panel should show inform about deactivated GRASS provider (60.2 KB) Harrissou Santanna, 2018-03-26 05:33 PM


#1 Updated by Nyall Dawson almost 6 years ago

This is fallout from 9ab4d96362464b9785e869e34aa776d7a59212c6, which fixes #18488

The two fixes are mutually exclusive.

My personal preference is to have #18488 fixed instead of this (due to performance reasons -- loading saga/grass providers is very slow and delays qgis startup considerably)

#2 Updated by Harrissou Santanna almost 6 years ago

So I guess it's a "won't fix", right? (need to know whether I should remove those statements from the docs or wait and expect a fix that speeds providers loading and show link to missing algs...)

#3 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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