[GRASS5] New GRASS intro

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Tue Apr 25 17:46:33 EDT 2006

On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 02:29:00PM -0700, David Finlayson wrote:
> On 4/25/06, Michael Barton <michael.barton at asu.edu> wrote:
> > Everyone wants the command line interface to be maintained. However, there
> > are features that can be implemented in an integrated GUI in ways that are
> > not possible with a CLI.
> I am always torn on this issue. On the one hand, if GRASS had a
> friendly user interface, maybe it wouldn't be in the GIS ghetto it is
> now (in USA anyway). On the other hand, the reason I use GRASS is
> because it integrates with my Unix toolbox (sed, grep, cut, etc).
> If there comes a day when a Bash script isn't a first-class interface
> to GRASS. Well, that's the day I stop using GRASS.

Me, too :-)

But there is not interest in dropping the command line interface.
In fact, it will remain and be maintained (at least by me and many
other developers).

There will be *also* high developed GUI(s).

So, no worries,


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