It’s great to see QGIS rising to fame in terms of a great desktop GIS tool. Part of what makes QGIS so great is the vast ecosystem of plugins. And Python support makes it easy to write plugins fast, especially atop existing libraries.
- QGIS 2.0 support
- added Catalogue types in addition to CSW (JSON APIs, OpenSearch, etc.)
- XML highlighting
- documentation using Sphinx
- i18n/continuous localization for both UI and docs, using Transifex
code maintenance (easy to deploy for developers, automated build, packaging and dependency management)
I have started some of the work at https://github.com/geopython/MetaSearch, but help is certainly welcome. If you’re interested in getting core CSW support in QGIS, please get in touch (twitter, or the #geopython IRC channel).