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I have an idea of something that would be nice for the QGIS Composer and I think it doesn't exists yet, despite my research. How can I suggest this feature to QGIS developpers ?

I found this that shows the request but I'm a bit stuck at this point : https://hub.qgis.org/projects/quantum-gis/issues

I suppose I'm missing something.

  • My idea,for those curious : I would like to suggest the creation of a spacer object, that would have it's own properties and would allow one to tweak the spacing between the elements of the legend. I can already do something similar by using an empty string group or add a non symbol layer with an empty string, by it uses the layer and group settings and has fewer capacities. A spacer item would be nice to add a horizontal bar, an empty space, or any spacer effects one could think about with ascii caracters. – gisnside Aug 24 '16 at 9:45
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To reporting issues or feature requests on QGIS issue tracking, you need an OSGeo account. Then just login, go to tab New issue and in Tracker option choose Feature request

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Get OSGeo account here: https://www.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/ldap_create_user.py

Also see QGIS documentation for bugs, features and issues

  • That's it... I knew it was something simple ! I was missing the Osgeo account creation step :) Many thanks. – gisnside Aug 24 '16 at 13:03
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You could post it at

http://hub.qgis.org/projects/quantum-gis/issues

as a feature request. But, as copied from an excellent blog post;

...4.

Ask a developer to make the changes for you. This is not terribly effective – you’re basically asking someone to work for free, and take time away from their family/job/hobbies/social life to do work for you. That said, it does sometimes happen, and here’s a few reasons I can think of why:

  • You’ve build up enough “karma” within the project through other contributions. If someone has been heavily involved in the non-development side of the project (eg translations, documentation, helping users out on mailing lists/stackexchange, organising hackfests or user groups, etc) then developers are much more likely to want to help them out in turn.

  • You’ve got a fantastic idea which has just never occurred to anyone before. By bringing it to the attention of a developer you might trigger the “wow, I could really benefit from that too!” impulse which is hard-wired into some of us!

It’s a particularly interesting or challenging problem, and sometimes developers just like to extend themselves.

...

it's more likely you will get it done (for you) when you hire a developer to do this.

source: http://nyalldawson.net/2016/08/how-to-effectively-get-things-changed-in-qgis/

  • Thanks for your answer. However, I did found this link to see the actual existing feature requests but I'm missing the "how to post" part :) An idea ? (ps : i try to involve myself in the translation part of the project when I have a moment, but i'm not the most efficient translator ;) ) – gisnside Aug 24 '16 at 10:10

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