[GRASS5] v.digit color name mismatch

cheg01 at attbi.com cheg01 at attbi.com
Mon Feb 24 20:39:03 EST 2003

This may be a philosophic issue rather than a software issue. When I look
at the Grass website I see the words "stable release" and "supported"
associated with 5.0.0 and the words "highly experimental" and "use at you
own risk" associated with 5.1.x. That is not going to encourage a quick
transistion to the next version by the average user. My guess is that many
users are more interested in having a stable GIS even if the functions are
limited than having ideal functionality with unknown stability. I
absolutely support all efforts to improve future versions of Grass, but I
think it is a bit early to abandon efforts to clean up 5.0.0, even in areas
where it is weak, only 5 months after it hit the streets as an official
release. This is just my opinion. I am not a programmer, just an interested
user. I have a hard enough time understanding the geographic part without
using experimental software.

BTW: all of the developers have done a magnificent job making GRASS what it
is today. Thanks.

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Gillette" <JGillette at rfmd.com>
To: "Radim Blazek" <blazek at itc.it>; "Helena Mitasova"
<hmitaso at unity.ncsu.edu>; <cheg01 at attbi.com>
Cc: <grass5 at grass.itc.it>
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 8:00 AM
Subject: RE: [GRASS5] v.digit color name mismatch

This is good information to know.  I have been looking at vector
processing modules also and have wondered if I was "wasting"
my time by not looking at 5.1.  My concern is that what I do
for 5.0 will change with 5.1.  These comments make it clear to me
that I need to compile 5.1 and start looking at what's different.

In particular, I have been looking in v.digit and v.build at
topology building and checking routines to see how lower level
routines can be used to build higher level functions.

I'd also like to document what I figure out.  The programming
manual has little information at this level of internals.

It would be good if we can coordinate our work. Or at least share
what areas we are working in. (I'm thinking specifically
of the vector area.)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Helena Mitasova [mailto:hmitaso at unity.ncsu.edu]
> Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 10:16 AM
> To: cheg01 at attbi.com
> Cc: grass5 at grass.itc.it
> Subject: Re: [GRASS5] v.digit color name mismatch
> cheg01 at attbi.com wrote:
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Radim Blazek" <blazek at itc.it>
> >To: <cheg01 at attbi.com>; <grass5 at grass.itc.it>
> >Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 12:53 AM
> >Subject: Re: [GRASS5] v.digit color name mismatch
> >
> >
> >>Hi Chris,
> >>
> >>I see that you are working on v.digit, I would like to only note
> >>that work on v.digit in 5.1 was also started:
> >>http://mpa.itc.it/radim/g51/v.digit3.png
> >>
> >>Radim
> >>
> >
> >I suspect that 5.0 will continue to have a large user base
> for some years
> >to come. Is there an expeced release date for 5.1?
> >
> Chris, if you are doing anything with vector modules I are greatly
> encourage you to look at 5.1
> and coordinate your work with Radim. The vector capabilities
> in 5.0 are
> not adequate
> and we all need to work on getting 5.0 merged with 5.1 as soon as
> possible so that we can have a working version
> of GRASS5.1 with everything in it - I expect that people will
> switch to
> GRASS5.1 as soon as it becomes
> usable because of its vector and database support, so I would not put
> much effort in fixing 5.0 vector stuff.
> This is just my view, others may see it differently.
> Helena
> >
> >
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