[GRASS5] GRASS releases - some remarks

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Wed Mar 17 09:52:51 EST 2004

Richard Greenwood wrote:

> > another time I have received new developed source code
> > based on GRASS 5.0 - in this case the internationalization
> > of tcltkgrass and NVIZ.
> Yesterday I built new Cygwin distributions for 5.0.3 and 5.3. I am 
> working on a 5.7 build. These are available at greenwoodmap.com/grass, 
> or I would be happy to ftp them to you if you prefer.
> The 5.0.3 bindist fixes three problems:
> 1. It includes Glynn's working nviz (I can not build a working nviz on 
> my Cygwin installation, and I am not smart enough to figure out why).
> 2. It includes fftw
> 3. It includes gd, thus a working PNG driver.

FWIW, the 5.3 PNG driver should work fine with 5.0.3; i.e. you should
be able to drop the 5.3 driver/PNG.exe into a 5.0.3 installation
without any complications.

Is the 5.0.3 PNG driver built with GD 2.x? If not, it might be worth
making the 5.3 version available separately for any 5.0.3 users who
want to create 24-bit PNGs (GD 1.x only supports 8-bit PNGs).

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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