[GRASS5] Testing Grass 5.3

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Fri Jan 16 11:13:07 EST 2004

As with GRASS 5.7, I've been doing considerable testing of GRASS 5.3. 
Overall, it is highly stable and works very well. Here are a couple of 
minor items that perhaps could be fixed before it is released as stable.

1. v.transform does not operate correctly, at least under Mac OSX. It 
requires an ASCII vector file as input, looks in the dig_ASCII folder, 
but will not recognize an ASCII vector file unless it is put (manually 
and incorrectly) into the dig folder. It produces an incomplete output 
file (header and attributes, but no vectors). This was a problem on an 
earlier release; I have tried this on the the 12 January CVS snapshot 
and it is still a problem.

2. A small annoying item with r.colors under tcltk. If you check the 
'rules' box, nothing happens. It **should** go to a terminal screen and 
allow you to enter a set of color rules. This is what happens if you 
use r.color via the terminal command line.

3. v.in.dxf doesn't work correctly with at least some dxf files with 
attributes. It does nothing if attributes are attached. I've only tried 
this with dxf files produced by MapInfo, so that may be the problem. If 
anyone has some insight, they might look into it.

# 3 is also a problem under 5.0.x; I don't know if #1 & 2 are also 
inherited from 5.0. So far, that's pretty much it that I've run into 
that doesn't work as advertised. All told, that is extremely good.
C. Michael Barton, Professor & Curator
Department of Anthropology
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ  85287-2402

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