[GRASS5] GRASS 5.0.3 release candidate 4 (RC4) available

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Fri Oct 10 05:43:11 EDT 2003

On Fri, Oct 10, 2003 at 09:08:32PM +1300, Hamish wrote:
> > > * I'm unsure if we should package all code that actually is not used
> > >   in the tarball. We still have it in the CVS.
> > >   Like src.garden/grass.java, unused, src.todo and some other stuff
> > >   from src.garden and src.contrib.
> > >   I suggest to not package them.
> > 
> > It it should be removed from the release branch. 
> I'd argue for keeping it in, otherwise new/experimental/inspiration code
> never gets tried by anyone but the very adventurous. Having it CVS-only
> puts the barrier too high for beginners at GRASS coding. It will only
> exist for those compiling from source, the sort of person who'd probably
> end up using 'gmake5' for little things anyway. The binaries won't
> change size. Let the 5.7 cvs sort out the old & unused code from the
> still experimental; pretty much everything in the 5.0.x branch applies
> to 5.0.x, no? Is there lots of unported 4.3 left?
> Certaintly leave everything in the 5.3 snapshots.

The situation with most of the mentioned code above is
that most of it has problems that will significantly confuse beginners.
They might not be updated or even have subtle licensing issues.

If we want source code for GRASS developers or beginners to play with,
we should make "experimental" add-on distributions instead I think.
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