[GRASS-dev] Grass Documentation How-to html page

Scott Mitchell smitch at mac.com
Thu Oct 5 09:55:25 EDT 2006

Sorry for the delay in getting to this - a hard drive failure on top  
of regular chaos at this time of year had me way behind.

Notwithstanding the discussion of possible alternatives to CVS that  
have came up, here are some suggested edits to the howto.... this  
comes as a diff -u against the original attachment you sent around -  
sorry I wasn't more timely to make that work more easily.  If you've  
already put this on the WIKI somewhere let me know and I could work  
on a more up to date version.

I took out the sentence about possibly needing to use sudo to edit  
the source code, simply because I couldn't see how that could come  
up.  If someone is using their own account to check out a copy of the  
source, all files would be owned by them and should be writeable.  As  
far as I can tell, some other intervention would be needed to make it  
more complicated, so having that line in there seemed like extra  
possible confusion to me.  Unless, of course, I'm missing some  
obvious possibility.  Ah - I see now that Hamish has addressed that  
too, in a followup post.  He also points out that patches could be  
created and sent in outside of the fully cvs model of how to do  
things, just making copies and using the diff command.  We COULD show  
two alternative ways of doing this - I can help with that if it  
sounds like a good idea.


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On 28 Sep 2006, at 18:46, Patton, Eric wrote:

> Scott,
> Thanks for the encouragement. And please be ruthless when you do  
> review it,
> I want Grass document updates to be as _easy_ as possible (subtle  
> hint) for
> newcomers.
> Cheers,
> ~ Eric.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Mitchell
> To: Patton, Eric
> Cc: 'grass-dev at grass.itc.it '; neteler at grass.itc.it
> Sent: 9/28/2006 2:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [GRASS-dev] Grass Documentation How-to html page
> I haven't read the file in detail, but think in principle this is an
> excellent contribution.  I'd love to help by doing a debug run
> through the instructions.  I probably won't be able to get to it
> until the weekend, though.
> Cheers,
> Scott
> On 26 Sep 2006, at 11:09, Patton, Eric wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> Borrowing heavily from my conversations with Maciek, I have written a
>> step-by-step how-to for improving Grass documentation, specifically
>> man
>> pages. I welcome any feedback and suggestions for improvement. My
>> knowledge
>> of html is pretty basic, hopefully there aren't too many errors. It
>> looks OK
>> to me in Firefox. I was thinking perhaps this page could be linked/
>> inserted
>> into the main Grass GDP page, so it can be easily found for those
>> who are
>> interested in improving the documentation.
>> Let me know what you think,
>> ~ Eric.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: grass-dev-bounces at grass.itc.it
>> To: GRASS developers list
>> Cc: pkg-grass-general at lists.alioth.debian.org; grass-
>> announce at grass.itc.it
>> Sent: 9/26/2006 10:29 AM
>> Subject: [GRASS-dev] GRASS 6.2.0RC1 released
>> Hi,
>> I have packaged the GRASS 6.2.0RC1 release:
>> http://grass.itc.it/grass62/source/
>> Fixes:
>>     * d.vect.thematic -s fixes (michael)
>>     * Vietnamese translation (Bui Huu Manh)
>>     * reverted Pbuffer changes in NVIZ (Brad)
>>     * projection codes updated to EPSG 6.11 (Markus)
>>     * g.region zoom= off by one error (Glynn)
>>     * fix hardcoded Helvetica tcl fonts to a single file setting (in
>> $GISBASE/etc/gtcltk/options.tcl) (michael)
>> Thanks to all contributors. Please test rigorously...
>> especially gis.m.
>> Thanks
>> Markus
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