Bug report #6205
Update format list in the "Add raster layer" dialog
|Affected QGIS version:||1.8.0||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||fixed/implemented|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||15518|
QGis 1.8 release is built with GDAL 1.9.1. This version of the library can handle lots of new file formats as you can read on the release page . The main problem is that those file formats are not listed on the filters shown to the user who wants to open a new layer or raster. To open those files formats, you have to select the "All files" filter which is a behavior not so natural: users generaly believe that they can open a file only if the format is listed in the open dialog filter list.
I've tested the following file formats and they are working pretty well under QGis:
I believe this is a bug and not a feature because it seems that QGis can open all of the new formats that OGR can open: it is only a user dialog problem.
For the next release, if QGis is built with the 2.0 version of GDAL, you could also add ODS (Open/LibreOffice file format for spreadsheet) in the filters.
#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 8 years ago
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- Subject changed from QGis Open layer and raster dialogs should display all the filters for OGR/GDAL (well) managed files. to Update format list in the "Add raster layer" dialog
- Target version changed from Version 1.8.0 to Version 2.0.0