[GRASS-dev] GUI platforms
david.p.finlayson at gmail.com
Tue May 23 01:34:36 EDT 2006
>> 2. Provide a CLI interface for GRASS program modules
> Do we need to drop bash? If so a lot of existing modules and add on's
> will go away or need to be ported for 6.3. Or do we envision providing
> something like a language based shell (eg Python) as well as bash for
> 6.3 to allow for transition and dropping shell programming for 6.4 or
> 6.5 (I now way out in the future, but worth thinking about so we don't
> make short term decisions that limit that vision).
GRASS doesn't just depend on an X11 display; it depends on Unix. You
can't remove the Unix part and still have GRASS. Unix permiates GRASS
to the core. The GUI should make it easier to use GRASS and Unix not
try to replace it.
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