[GRASS5] Re: GRASS Developers meeting 11/2001

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Thu Dec 6 15:55:55 EST 2001


a follow-up on the recent meeting (I didn't have time yet to
prepare nice internet pages).

An urgent request is to restructure the libraries. Especially
for Radim and potential further developers (=advances users)
we need to provide a minimum set of GRASS functionality to
test and run the new vector format in a working environment.
Radim wrote some scripts to link the new vector into the
old code, but that is, according to him, only a temporary

In my opinion we shall start to re-design the file/functions
locations into a new set of directories. this is related to
the proposed new directory structure: The new directory structure
shall enable us to easily extract a miminum-GRASS ("Core-GRASS")
from the existing code. Like that we may run GRASS even on a handheld
or whatever.
Second point is to put the input/output routines separately
in a directory similar to the "libgrass" to allow other software
packages to directly read/write GRASS locations. Maybe we can
look at this existing library and see which functions are
related. The "libgrass" has been developed by Frank Warmerdam
and is available in CVS (/libgrass).

Best regards


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