[GRASS-dev] d.m/d.gis mysteries..
hamish_nospam at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 30 21:13:43 EST 2006
Maciej Sieczka wrote:
> I, personally, would even prefer d.m as the default GUI back,
with a mind to making long term users happy, and making the wxpython
development easier, I'd like to extend the GRASS_GUI variable.
currently it is both a startup shell variable and a GRASS gisenv
variable. (if it exists, the former sets the latter at startup)
currently you can do
to start with the command line one
to start with the Tcl/Tk startup + gis.m
with this patch you can also do
grass63 -oldgui # for d.m
# rename it to whatever the wxpython GUI will be called
when wx becomes the default just switch "grass63 -gui" to that target.
grass remembers the last one you used and uses that as the default.
WRT, d.zoom & gis.m zooming- the x monitors and d.zoom have had more
than a decade of heavy use to become mature. gis.m has had barely 9
months of developer testing to become mature. And even then, most of the
long-time developers who hold the bulk of the "institutional knowledge"
only work from the command line.... it is really great that it has come
so far so fast.
the zooming stuff is tricky business- even after all this time d.zoom
still has some problems and is far from elegant. accurate rendering &
point placement is the bread and butter of a GIS though, so it'd be nice
to have everyone happy with gis.m in the long term. Folks will be
picking points off the screen and writing down coordinates for their
field sites. All the time spent now perfecting the design choices will
pay off well, I am sure. Even if only for when we do the wxPython
version we can pick the best choices the first time.
choices are good,
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RCS file: /home/grass/grassrepository/grass6/lib/init/init.sh,v
retrieving revision 1.91
diff -u -r1.91 init.sh
--- lib/init/init.sh 17 Sep 2006 23:34:24 -0000 1.91
+++ lib/init/init.sh 31 Oct 2006 01:34:54 -0000
@@ -63,12 +63,12 @@
# Check if the user asked for help
- echo " $CMD_NAME [-h | -help | --help] [-text | -gui | -tcltk] [[[<GISDBASE>/]<LOCATION_NAME>/]<MAPSET>]"
+ echo " $CMD_NAME [-h | -help | --help] [-text | -gui] [[[<GISDBASE>/]<LOCATION_NAME>/]<MAPSET>]"
echo " -h or -help or --help print this help message"
echo " -text use text based interface and set as default"
- echo " -gui or -tcltk use Tcl/Tk based graphical user interface"
+ echo " -gui (or -tcltk) use Tcl/Tk based graphical user interface"
echo " and set as default"
@@ -79,6 +79,7 @@
echo " GISDBASE/LOCATION_NAME/MAPSET fully qualified initial mapset directory"
echo "Environment variables relevant for startup:"
+ echo " GRASS_GUI select GUI (text, gis.m, d.m)" # wxpython
echo " GRASS_TCLSH set tclsh shell name to override 'tclsh'"
echo " GRASS_WISH set wish shell name to override 'wish'"
echo " GRASS_HTML_BROWSER set html web browser for help pages"
@@ -93,8 +94,14 @@
# Check if the -tcltk flag was given
+ -gui | -tcltk)
+ # Check if the -oldgui flag was given
@@ -349,7 +356,9 @@
if [ "$DISPLAY" -o "$MINGW" ] ; then
# Check if we need to find wish
- if [ "$GRASS_GUI" = "tcltk" ] ; then
+ if [ "$GRASS_GUI" = "tcltk" ] || \
+ [ "$GRASS_GUI" = "gis.m" ] || \
+ [ "$GRASS_GUI" = "d.m" ] ; then
# Check if wish is working properly
echo 'exit 0' | "$GRASS_WISH" >/dev/null 2>&1
@@ -499,7 +508,7 @@
# Check for tcltk interface
+ tcltk | gis.m | d.m)
eval `"$GRASS_WISH" -file "$TCLTKGRASSBASE/gis_set.tcl"`
@@ -641,12 +650,23 @@
case "$GRASS_GUI" in
# Check for tcltk interface
+ tcltk | gis.m)
if [ "$osxaqua" ] ; then
"$GISBASE/scripts/gis.m" | sh &
+ if [ "$osxaqua" ] ; then
+ "$GISBASE/scripts/d.m" | sh &
+ "$GISBASE/scripts/d.m" &
+ echo "TODO: wxPython GUI" 1>&2
# Ignore others
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