[GRASS-dev] d.m/d.gis mysteries..

Māris Nartišs maris.gis at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 03:24:00 EST 2006


i just wanted to say THANKS from all GRASS users for great job You have done 
in GUI area. Based on Your work in GUI area, I always tough that You are 
die-hard coder and long time GRASS developer. :)

Working with GUI is a bit of art - You never will meet needs of all users ;)


On Sunday 29 October 2006 20:46, Michael Barton wrote:
> Three years ago, I had no idea that TclTk even existed, much less had any
> idea of what it did or how to create an interface in the language. Although
> computer-saavy and a GIS user, I had virtually no programming experience
> beyond database application development in xbase.

> There are much more serious issues about continuing to require a xmonitor
> interface for further developing a GRASS GUI and porting it to Windows. So
> I took up the challenge to rewrite the whole interface so that it no longer
> depended on x11. This has come to about 18,000 lines of code. I am aware of
> my limitations as a programmer and grateful for the help I've received, but
> have pretty much done this on my own though painful hours of trial and
> error.
> D.m will be preserved in GRASS 6.2, and 6.2 will be available for an
> unknown time into the future (GRASS 4.x is still archived and available for
> downloads). So you can simply use the old interface if you prefer it.
> However, I simply do not have time to actively maintain d.m, gis.m, and
> develop wxPython.

> Michael

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