[GRASS-dev] Re: tcltk 8.3 and v.digit toolbox

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Mon Oct 9 00:09:22 EDT 2006

> From: Hamish <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com>
> Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 16:14:47 +1300
> To: Michael Barton <michael.barton at asu.edu>
> Cc: <grass-dev at grass.itc.it>
> Subject: Re: [GRASS-dev] Re: tcltk 8.3 and v.digit toolbox
> Well, fwiw it only takes me a minute for me to swich in Debian, and I
> don't mind living in 8.3. (I had upgraded to 8.4 to test incompatibility
> with NVIZ!)
>> So I'm not against it as long as it doesn't degrade the UI, I just
>> don't want to be the person who has to make gism work with 8.3.
> No worries, the project can deal with these things as they come up. If
> any new code goes in, it would be nice if it wasn't known to be 8.4+
> only though. (but hopefully all new code will be wx so it won't matter)

Thanks. This is a big help.

>> On the other hand, as you note, v.digit needs to work with both old
>> and new GUI. So as long as we maintain d.m, I agree that v.digit
>> should be backward compatible.
> After 6.2.0, why should we maintain d.m? I don't think we have the
> manpower to maintain 3 GUIs (see above "trying to catch up..")
> Moreover, after 6.2.0 should gis.m be maintained in a minimal "legacy
> support" mode until the wx gui is ready?

I am very much in favor of this. I can just barely maintain one GUI and work
on a 2nd--though there is real hope that more people will be able to help on
the wx side.


Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
Arizona State University

phone: 480-965-6213
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