Bug report #8077
Heatmap plugin doesn't release file after it's created
|Affected QGIS version:||master||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 #:||16916|
I just used the Heatmap plugin to create a heatmap. Per Process Explorer, QGIS retains a lock on the file even when it's done creating the TIF.
Expected behavior: All locks are released on created items after they are created or that aren't currently in some kind of edit mode.
#1 Updated by Aren Cambre about 7 years ago
Turns out that QGIS in fact opened the heatmap as another layer immediately after creating the heatmap. It just took a long time to get it done and I didn't realize that was in progress.
Still, since QGIS was done writing to the file, the lock should be released so that I may open it in other programs.