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Today we got another nice new feature in QGIS master – a pimped out python console! The improvements were implemented by Salvatore Larosa with some hints and help from Larry Shaffer. Read on for more details!


There are a number of improvements which center around Salvatore using the PyScintilla editor widget. Probably the most significant improvements are syntax hightlighting and code completion. Here is a screeny to whet your appetite. If you are anxious to try it out and don’t compile QGIS yourself, try grabbing one of the nightly builds in a day or two.

The new QGIS python editor


The feature still needs some tweaking but it is already usable and useful to dolts like me who can’t remember the QGIS API.