[GRASS-dev] WinGRASS curses issue

Benjamin Ducke benjamin.ducke at ufg.uni-kiel.de
Wed Oct 31 10:55:57 EDT 2007

Too bad. The only thing I can think of is to replace the text
interface with a Tcl/Tk wizard. That would also make it much
easier for starters. However, who's going to put all the time
into that with a 6.3.0 release pending?

I made another ugly discovery: cmd.exe's tab completion is
_turned off_ by default on Win >=2000 (unbelievable!).
It could be done by writing a registry value (sic!) into
the user's registry tree.
Should I add that to grass63.bat?


Moritz Lennert wrote:
> On 31/10/07 14:25, Benjamin Ducke wrote:
>> I just noticed another, more severe problem on Windows:
>> I can only use ESC key sequences in the first interactive text input
>> window. When I progress to the next one, they don't work
>> anymore. This means that I cannot create a new location
>> from scratch under WinGRASS, because I can exit the
>> first screen (the one asking for names) with ESC+ENTER,
>> but the next one (the one for setting the default region)
>> does not interpret EST+ENTER correctly anymore, meaning
>> I can only quit it with CTRL+C!
>> This happens with my GRASS binaries and Moritz'
> Yes, this was reported just yesterday on the wingrass list (and locally
> by one of our students):
> http://grass.itc.it/pipermail/wingrass/2007-October/001171.html
> I still haven't had the time to look into this, but it is definitely a
> show stopper IMHO.
> Moritz

Benjamin Ducke, M.A.
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