having build some (two) minor plugins, it's now time for me to link a few (perl-) applications to qgis. As there is no perl-interface in qgis I thought the best way to link both worlds together is a kind of messaging system. It should work like tis:
- the perl-app sends a message to a certain folder
- qgis starts a separete loop which looks every second, whether there is an incoming message in that folder
- Qgis performs the necessary stuff an deletes the message again.
- Or vice versa.
My question is how to start such a loop in qgis and how to do this at qgis-startup.
By the way - is there a possibility to "automate" QGis from external python applications? And if so is there any example code?
Thanks and regards