[GRASS-dev] wxgui and georectifier ready for testing
hamish_b at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 9 02:05:27 EST 2008
Michael Barton wrote:
> I finally managed to finish the georectifier module for the wxPython
> GUI for GRASS.
> A very nice new digitizing module also is functional and nearing
Q: does it use v.edit or 'v.in.ascii format=standard' or ... ?
If the latter, is there any accomodation for preparing a replacement
for r.digit? (r.digit is just a interactive frontend to r.in.poly,
who's ascii format is highly similar to 'v.in.ascii f=std'. I lean
towards prefering that to v.digit+v.to.rast for directness/simplicity
and category+label mangement reasons.
> The wxgui is a fully functional replacement
> for the venerable TclTk interface. It needs testing, but should
> useable on a regular basis for both Linux and Mac. It especially
> needs people to get it up and working under Windows.
It sounds like the MS Windows version only needs a few changes. Is it
functional now using Cygwin?
> To compile, you need Python 2.4 or above (the current 2.5.x is
> preferred) and wxPython 2.8.x (2.8.7 is current). The digitizer also
> requires C++ and headers from the wxPython dev package to compile. I
> think binaries should work with just Python installed (this needs to
> be checked) -- and that requirement should be relaxed eventually if
> we package it with the distutils.
Instead of C++, is there any posibility of using SWIG+Python for those
> It's taken a lot of effort on the part of a dedicated group of people
> to get this elegant, new front-end to GRASS ready. Thanks are
> especially in order to Martin Landa, Daniel Cavelo, Jachym Cepicky,
> and everyone's expert consultant, Glynn Clements.
> There are certainly bugs and a few rough corners that need to be
> fixed. But as with the rest of the GRASS project, we depend on your
> help to get these ironed. out. So set GRASS_GUI: wx in your .grassrc6
> file and give it a whirl.
> Once the initial round of testing takes place, the most egregious
> problems surface and are fixed, and the wxPython gui starts to appear
> regularly in distributed binaries, I think an announcement like this
> is in order for the general GRASS users group too.
For any Debian users wondering when wx2.8 packages will exist, you can
follow the action here:
Look for "freewx" projects at http://git.debian.org/ (active)
(I'm not holding my breath)
Be a better friend, newshound, and
know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now. http://mobile.yahoo.com/;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ
More information about the grass-dev