[GRASS5] winGRASS: mingw32 and execl (g.list)

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Sun Jan 22 04:43:10 EST 2006

Michael Barton wrote:

> It would use Windows native TclTk and doesn't require X11 or X11 emulation.
> It uses the PNG driver instead of the xdriver, and all displays take place
> in a TclTk canvas rather than an x-monitor. I think all but about a dozen
> GRASS commands--including displays--should run.
> The main ones missing include NVIZ, digitizing, and raster rectification.
> Both NVIZ and vector digitization should be fixable since both depend
> primarily on TclTk.

The Togl widget (OpenGL canvas widget) which NVIZ uses supports
Windows. The main portability issue is likely to be the glX stuff in
do_zoom.c; if that can be disabled (it isn't necessary for normal
operation), getting it to work natively on Windows shouldn't be too
much of a problem.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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