[GRASS5] GRASS 5.0.0 Binary update ?

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Mon Jan 20 13:03:22 EST 2003

Otto Dassau wrote:

> I often experience that people have problems with 
> NVIZ using the stable GRASS5.0.0 binaries on Linux 
> distributions with TclTk8.4. 
> I think it is already fixed in CVS since october, 
> but the binaries are from Sep-2002.
> Would it be possible to update GRASS5.0.0 ?

Note that any given binary version of NVIZ will only work with the
specific version of Tk for which it was compiled. E.g. a binary
version which was built for Tk 8.4 will only work with Tk 8.4; it
won't work with Tk 8.3. Tk 8.3 is still a lot more widespread than
Tk 8.4, so a Tk 8.4 version would really need to be in addition to a
Tk 8.3 version, not instead of it.

Ultimately, binary distributions depend upon someone taking the time
to build them, so a binary distribution for Tk 8.4 will only happen if
someone with Tk 8.4 decides to build one. I suspect that most of the
people who would consider building a binary distribution (which isn't
the same thing as compiling GRASS for your own use) are still using
systems with Tk 8.3; my experience is that developers tend to be more
reluctant to upgrade than end users (FWIW, I'm still using RedHat 6.2,
and the only reason I'm thinking about upgrading is that RedHat intend
to stop issuing security fixes for it sometime this year).

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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