[GRASS5] New GRASS intro

Jachym Cepicky jachym.cepicky at centrum.cz
Wed Apr 26 10:03:29 EDT 2006


new intro looks good, but it does not fit into my 800x600 screen - would
it be problem to resize it a bit?



On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 12:49:19PM -0700, Michael Barton wrote:
> With the move toward releasing GRASS 6.2, it?s time we had a new intro to
> greet users starting GRASS.
> I?d hoped to make something really spiffy, easy for first time users to
> navigate without getting confused about GRASS jargon, but still quick for
> experienced users. Alas, I haven?t had the time to do all this before the
> impending 6.2 feature freeze, but I did manage to update things somewhat
> from the venerable, Spartan grey intro.
> I?ve rearranged the items on the intro screen to distinguish different
> functions, changed the descriptions to make it clearer that locations are
> for projections and mapsets are where a ŒGIS? is stored, etc. I also added a
> new button to create a projection location from a georeferenced file (uses
> GDAL/OGR via g.proj). Finally, I added some color to the intro. No I didn?t
> make it green, but I did add a nice GRASS graphic.
> Many thanks to Markus who helped me get this committed to the cvs, where it
> now resides for your geospatial enjoyment.
> I think the next step would be to replace the g.setproj terminal screen for
> defining projections with a nicer GUI one based on g.proj. Another thing
> would be to add a search function to the excellent EPSG codes database.
> Cheers,
> Michael
> __________________________________________
> Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
> School of Human Evolution & Social Change
> Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
> Arizona State University
> phone: 480-965-6213
> fax: 480-965-7671
> www: http://www.public.asu.edu/~cmbarton 

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