Hi Johanna, Which provider are you talking about?
You have to understand that Processing is an open and extensible system - many providers can't be shipped with QGIS, because they are very domain-specific and would bloat QGIS or because of licensing issues. Hence they need to be installed and configured separately. However, processing providers that are shipped along with QGIS, such as GDAL/OGR/Postgis/GRASS/Saga should work out of the box and I agree with you, it shouldn't require extra configuration ideally. So what provider are you talking about? Greetings, Andreas On 2016-07-20 01:39, Johanna Botman wrote: > Hi All, > > I always struggle with the Options in Processing when I try to insert the > correct path for a Provider. Is there anywhere that there is some > documentation about what those settings should be? > > I do realise that these come from a variety of sources and may vary from > installation to installation. But isn't it time that QGIS moved away from > users needing to know the intricacies of each installation? Why can't QGIS > work straight out from the installation by now? I want to be getting on with > my GIS work and analysis of data. I don't need to know about the details of > the entrails, do I? > > And yes, I am a Windows user and I am quite happy with being provided with an > .exe file that just installs everything I need. > > <end rant> > > _______________ > Johanna Botman > GIS / Assets Officer > > Griffith City Council > Ph: 02 6962 8168 > > ------------------------- > This e-mail, together with any attachments, is for the exclusive and > confidential use of the addressee(s). Confidentiality is not waived if you > are not the intended recipient. Any other distribution, use of, or > reproduction without prior written consent is strictly prohibited. > > Views expressed in this e-mail are those of the individual, except where > specifically stated otherwise. If this e-mail has been sent to you in error, > please delete the e-mail completely and immediately from your system. > Although reasonable precautions are taken, Griffith City Council does not > warrant or guarantee this message to be free of errors, interference, viruses > or similar malicious code and does not accept liability for any consequences > to the recipient opening or using this email or attachments. > > This email was scanned and cleared by MailMarshal, Sophos & Kaspersky AV > > ------------------------- > > _______________________________________________ > Qgis-user mailing list > Qgisemail@example.com > List info: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/qgis-user > Unsubscribe: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/qgis-user
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